Kelly Gallagher Nick oversees the Linked Learning implementation for LAUSD schools and supervises the Program Associates coaching pathways. She also works with the Los Angeles Unified School District, and community partners to support the development and efficacy of new teachers and mentor teachers in the schools that the Center for Powerful Public Schools supports. She has been a consulting LAUSD and LACOE BTSA Support provider mentoring new teachers and has also been a lead support provider, coaching others on mentoring techniques. Ms. Nick supports new and mentor teachers using a variety of techniques from the New Teacher Center, Laura Lipton, and Cognitive Coaching. She has presented nationally on student engagement and teacher efficacy.

Prior to her work as a teacher educator, Ms. Nick spent 17 years teaching in a full inclusion independent school where she was instrumental in planning curriculum, conducting parenting classes, supervising student teachers, peer mentoring, and providing professional development workshops for the faculty. After leaving the classroom, Ms. Nick created curriculum for The Eisner Foundation and the Timeline of American Race Relations.

Ms. Nick graduated from UC Santa Barbara with degrees in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology and received her Multiple Subject Credential and M.Ed from UCLA Graduate School of Education.