Fond farewell, Kelly Metcalf


Ella Bissonnette

Kelly Metcalf has been teaching at Starr’s Mill for six years. The Panther family gives a warm goodbye to her.

Special Education teacher Kelly Metcalf is going to miss the students and the people she works with.

Metcalf has been teaching for 26 years and has been with Starr’s Mill for six years. She has taught English and was a school counselor. 

She earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and a specialist’s degree from Georgia State.

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more patient and more understanding with the kids,” Metcalf said.

After retirement, Metcalf plans on traveling. She plans on helping her husband get his 50th state in North Dakota, and help her daughter get her 50th state in Hawaii.

When asked about what she would like to fix in the school Metcalf said she would like to fix the emphasis on technology. She feels we need to go back to focusing on people and not technology.

“I want my legacy to be that the kids knew that I cared about them,” Metcalf said.

Starr’s Mill gives a warm goodbye to Kelly Metcalf for her service to the Panther family.