Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kellie Spencer
Kellie Spencer has spent all 22 years of her education career at Cedar Hill ISD. She began as a fourth-grade teacher at Bray Elementary. After serving four years as a teacher, she worked in the district special education department, eventually becoming the department’s executive director. Spencer became the assistant superintendent of operations in 2014; she now serves as acting superintendent.
Spencer earned her bachelor and masters of science degrees in education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. This Longhorn also holds a principal certification from her alma mater and superintendent certification from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Additionally, Spencer is an active member of the Cedar Hill community. She serves on the city’s development review committee and traffic safety committee.
Spencer, a wife and mother of three, believes that all children deserve a quality education. Under her leadership, she has successfully overseen the implementation of a $45 million bond program. Spencer also led the district initiative to implement a Pre-K-12 Collegiate pathway, where scholars graduate with an associate degree.
The acting superintendent was also instrumental in establishing CHISD’s new academic offerings. In fall 2019, the district will open a Montessori program, Fire Academy, and Early College Academy (ECA). Initially intended for Pre-K and kindergarteners, Montessori at Lake Ridge Elementary expanded to include first through third grade. High schoolers will graduate the Fire Academy workforce ready. Through the ECA, students will enroll in dual credit and AP courses while still being able to participate in extracurriculars.
“CHISD is the leading choice in education and employment in Cedar Hill,” said Spencer. “The future of this district is bright.”