Kelly Person

Kelly Person


Ms. Kelly Person

Welcome Hope D. Wall families!

My name is Kelly Person and I am the principal of Hope D. Wall School. I have my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in special education from Northern Illinois University. I completed my master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Aurora University in 2013. Currently, I am in the final stages of my educational doctorate degree at Aurora University focusing on instructional leadership and coaching. 

Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a special education teacher for 10 years focusing my work with students on the Autism spectrum. My time in the classroom taught me so much about working with students and families to create a collaborative partnership. Each student brings such joy to our work and we are grateful to share our time with them. I believe that strong relationships are the foundation of our work together.

At Hope D. Wall, we provide high quality academic, therapeutic, and social experiences to our students. We have a highly dedicated, caring, and supportive staff that wholeheartedly believe in providing quality educational experiences for all students in a creative, supportive, and caring environment. We look forward to partnering with each family as we work together along this journey.

I have two children, a 16 year old son Logan who is a Junior in high school and an 11 year old daughter Lainey who is entering 6th grade. I have been married for 18 years. We love to travel and enjoy seeing new places together. I am very excited to be here at Hope D. Wall and look forward to working with you all in some way over the next year. Thank you for sharing your child with us each day and welcome to the Rocket family!