• Hello, my name is Kelly Donovan and I will be teaching 9th-grade Wellness and Physical Education at State College High School this year. Wellness and fitness have been a passion of mine since attending State College High School as a student (2005). The influential teachers and great athletic programs that State High provided me fostered my love for lifelong fitness, health, and education. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Coaching from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2009. In December of 2016, I earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Wellness and Fitness from California University of Pennsylvania.  

    I have been teaching Health and Physical Education for the past 13 years. Three of those years were spent in Mexico City, Mexico teaching at The American School Foundation, and 5 of those years were spent in Atlanta, Georgia teaching at Fulton County Schools. I will be starting my 6th year at State High this year. 

    My interests in activity and sports have involved both playing and coaching cross country and fastpitch softball competitively and various other sports recreationally.  

    My favorite ways to stay active are running, biking, hiking, and yoga. I am currently training for my 14th marathon, which I will be running in October in Washington D.C. Having grown up in beautiful Happy Valley, I have a true appreciation for the outdoors. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband, walking my dog, and being with family and friends. I try my best to live by the habits and skills I teach my students in class. 

    I am looking forward to this school year and teaching students about the importance of leading an active, healthy lifestyle. 

     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Let’s make this a great year :)