Life long Findlayite Kelly Cheney was nominated for her incredibly cheerful demeanor as an 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher at Donnell Middle School. She has taught there for 7 years. We found she does have infectious smile that lights up the room. In addition to teaching she is the “Power of the Pen” competitive writing team coach and was just made Dept. chair. She is spending much of her summer writing curriculum for next years students. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and her Masters from Nova So. Eastern of Florida. Kelly is married to Aaron and has 2 girls, Addy and Ella. They just returned from a trip to Disney World. She loves teaching but in her free time she plays with her girls, walks, rides a bike and is a very good novice photographer. Her motto is “Be a little kinder than is necessary.” Her parents are the influence in her life as they are the nicest people she knows and will drop anything to help anyone.