About Kelly Shields

Chief Financial Officer

Kelly oversees the accounting; budget; procurement; payroll; and financial planning and analysis functions. She has held escalating finance leadership roles at KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools since 2017.

Prior to joining KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, Kelly held multiple roles as a member of the team and family in one of our beloved sister regions, KIPP Baltimore, including Director of Finance and Administration. Kelly’s background is in consulting as well as public school districts, as she has worked at both Baltimore County Public Schools and DC Public Schools. She is an alumna of the Education Pioneers and Strategic Data Project fellowships. Kelly is a two-time graduate of the University of Virginia, having earned a B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, and an MBA from The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Kelly is deeply passionate about preparing the next generation of KIPP Metro Atlanta graduates for colleges and careers of their choice and ensuring no school funding barrier stands in the way. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young children.