Hi! My name is Kelly Drum, and I am happy to be your child's 5th grade language arts teacher this year. This is my 16th year of teaching at Murray Elementary. I grew up in Hickory and graduated from St.Stephen's High School. I have my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and my Masters Degree in Reading Education from Appalachian State University. I also have my National Boards in Literacy. Reading holds a special place in my heart.
My husband, Jason, and I have been married for 8 years, and we have two beautiful children. Avery is 6 years old and Jaxon is 3. They definitely keep me on my toes! We enjoy playing outside when the weather is nice and cuddling up with a good book. My favorite winter hobby is snowboarding!