Dr. John Kelly has made education his vocation for almost three decades.
Before coming to Pearland ISD, Dr. Kelly led the Boerne and Pearsall school districts for 20 years. He has also served as a high school principal and taught in the Peace Corps in Southern Africa.
A former U.S. Air Force sergeant, he earned a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s and doctorate degrees in educational administration from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Kelly and his wife, Janet, have seven children: Patrick, Daniel, Grace, Andrew, Joshua, Joseph and Matthew. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys reading biographies and presenting lectures on the life of Abraham Lincoln.