A native of Augusta, GA and a graduate of University of Missouri #42. Renee Kelly brings a diverse background of experience to the industry of education, health & wellness, sports and self-development. An entrepreneur and an advocate for education, former principal in public schools, basketball coach, procurement contract specialist, professional basketball player (SEC Legend, Hall of Fame) and a parent. Kelly realizes her work as an administrator, teacher and coach demands a greater purpose.
The goal is to build better communities through data, health, education and execution. These four pillars are major components to a healthy and sustainable community. Kelly’s purpose and passion drives her to use skill sets promoting and educationing at every level K-12, post-secondary, health and wellness through successful planning and execution.
Kelly continues to expect 110% from herself as she ventures into the next phase of supporting and building stronger communities. Her philosophy is that everything hinges on a strong foundation and education is that anchor. She firmly believes communities can improve their outlook for the future with clearly defined goals. She brings her tenacious energy from the court to the community; expecting to win. She has committed 18 years as a passionate educator, understanding the purpose and goals; embracing and leading children to a successful transitions after high school. Her high level of energy and focus she gives is best demonstrated through her hands–on approach and her level of excellence for all. She provides clear expectations and expects excellence from all (leaders, students, parents, educators, business & industry and community partnerships).
In 2014, Kelly was inducted into the SEC Women's Legends also into the Academy of Richmond County High School, elite Hall of Fame as well. She earned All-American honors in 1987, a finalist for the Naismith Award. Kelly also was an Academic All-Big Eight selection, and is one of only two women's basketball players at MU to have her jersey retired. Inducted into Missouri Hall of Fame 1994, and then played four years of professional basketball in Italy and Brazil. During her international tour, her Brazilian team won the South American Cup. She also played in one of the first female promotional games Liberty Basketball Association - (LBA), and featured on the cover of USA Today dunking.
Her athletic career also supports her desire to win at every new venture. A two-time Big Eight Conference player of the year, who dominated the league from her center position from 1983-87. Kelly ranks second in MU history with 2,119 points and holds the school career rebounding record at 1,098, men and women. In all, she holds five career, three season and two single-game records. While at MU, the Tigers made three trips to the NCAA tournament. Kelly was the Big Eight Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 1987.
Kelly’s goal is to promote visionary leadership.
She has truly conditioned herself to win in the arena of life.
Renee Kelly The Educator, LLC female minority business owner with four divisions Rising Sun ~ Building Better Communities "BBC Movement", Sports & Wellness, Education Transformation and Author & Speaker.
We inform and connect stakeholders with the necessary resources to impact their communities improving health, education and wellness in every aspect of life, with the goal of building better communities, “BBC Movement”.
As a society, we have become inundated with an immense amount of data, technology, distractions and issues creating a great divide within communities, such as race, wealth, health, resources, education, and many other influences. However, obesity reaches every segment and every community. The goal is to create a Health & Wellness Action Task Force in every county. The Health & Wellness Action Task Force (HWATF) are grassroots leaders within each community. The HWATF will become action leaders creating, supporting and sustaining communities using effective data. The importance of informing communities to take proactive measures, has great impact from reducing preventable diseases, reducing health cost nationwide, and saving lives, is essential to the prosperity of society.
City Leaders must also take a call to action approach, able to filter important issues and matters effectively and efficiently, utilizing existing resources or identifying new opportunities to improve the overall growth of communities. As communities grow, we must seek inspiration through collaboration of all parties. The necessary support can be compared to the analogy of playing sports, every team member must know what it will take to win the game; regardless if they are starters or support players. The strategy is a shared-approach for all members. Therefore, we must all share the goals and the necessary steps to achieve greatness. There are four major pillars to a healthy community:
Data . Health . Education . Execution.
Vision ~ Changing Education for the Nation. Mission ~ One District. One State. One Nation
Slogan ~ Rise Up. Show Up. Be Present.