Ms. Kelly Koval » Kelly Koval

Kelly Koval

MA Education

Ed.S. Educational Management, Leadership, and Policy

“Use your smile to change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.”

Education has always been a significant part of my life.  Growing up in a tight-knit family that constantly contributed to and believed in Catholic Education has strongly influenced and molded my passion and dedication as A Catholic School Leader.  I’ve worked within a Catholic school setting since the young age of 19 and would not change a minute of it for all the world. I love being around young people, watching them learn new things, explore their limits, and helping them reach their potential.  Prior to my last position, I taught at the Academy of the Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes. In that role, I worked closely with the students, families and faculty to promote spiritual growth, academic success and moral development. During my tenure at AMBS, I taught students in grades PreK-8 in all subjects, with a focus on Reading-Literature, Language Arts, Religion and Technology in grades 4-8.  Being a Teacher Leader became part of my daily routine, my vocation.  This led me on my journey to a leadership role, most importantly mentoring and assisting teachers to inspire, guide, motivate, and educate those entrusted to us.  Most recently, I have served as the Principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Tenafly.  During the past three years, it has been both a privilege and a pleasure to be the leader of OLMC. Together we have established many new programs and fostered the growth of both faculty and students.  We learned from one another and brought education to the next level in terms of technology, differentiation, and innovation.  

My background also includes several opportunities to share my teaching expertise as a guest lecturer at the college level. It has been my pleasure to share innovative teaching techniques, the integration of technology throughout the curriculum and an intro to utilizing the latest tech devices and apps from early childhood through the college level.  Teaching and sharing ideas with aspiring teachers rank very high on “my favorite experiences” chart!  I love to collaborate with others and will to do so as I continue my journey.

I’m passionate about working with teachers to assist them in continually becoming better educators and to keep me and them up to speed in this technologically advanced society. I have an Ed.S in Education Leadership, Management and Policy and an M.S. in Education (Seton Hall University) as well as a B.A. in Psychology (Focus on Children and Adolescents) from Ramapo College. I’m currently pursuing an Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Administration.


Field(s) of Interest/ Expertise:

My areas of specialization are Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy, Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Mentoring Teachers, and Technology Integration.