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Kelli Green

Work Phone: 507-354-8221 Ext. 216


Professor of Special Education

Office: Old Main 129C

BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN: Elementary Education (1992)
MA St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis MN: Special Education LD/EBD (2013)
EdS University of St. Thomas, St, Paul MN: Administration of Special Education (2021)

Kelli Green is a professor of special education at MLC. She chairs the special education division and teaches Educating the Exceptional Learner to all undergraduates and several of the undergraduate special education program courses.

Her 20+ years in education have impacted the perspective from which she teaches. Kelli’s education experience includes teaching in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) as an elementary teacher and teaching special education in the public school system gaining a wide variety of experiences from K-12 grade, learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder, other health disabilities, trauma, and diversity.

Kelli is a doctoral candidate (Year 4 Dissertation) at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN where she is working toward an EdD in Leadership and Learning.

She serves on these educational organizations:
CLS Special Education Leadership Team (established April 2021-present)
Minnesota Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (CEC/MNDEBH, formerly known as MNCCBD, 2010-present)
Christian Educators for Special Education (CESE, 2019-present)

Speakers Bureau Topics:
Curriculum and Instruction – Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) for the Private School Professional
Special Education – Educational Neuroscience for Teaching & Learning (Mental Health Literacy & EBPs)
Special Education – Trauma-Informed Christian Schools
Special Education – Social Emotional Learning
Special Education – Special Education for the Private School Professional (Remedial & Special Education Practices)
Special Education – Differentiation for Real Classrooms (DI and UDL)