Kaley has lived in Santa Cruz for more than 20 years, first moving here to attend UCSC and then settling to teach and raise a family. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a teaching credential in English. Kaley taught high school Language Arts for over ten years in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties and served as a Master Teacher as well as her school's English Department Chair. Kaley has more recently spearheaded an After School program offering Enrichment Classes in Santa Cruz City elementary schools. She loves connecting with all kids and types of learners and helping them to feel successful. In her spare time, Kaley coaches a youth running club and enjoys the ocean and traveling with her family.