Mr.Kelly, the “cool” teacher, is the teacher that understands teens. He found his way to Cortez looking for work after spending his childhood in Oak Lawn, Illinois. After receiving a degree in Poly Sci degree at the University of Illinois, he moved to Chicago. Later he received a mathematics degree at Governors State University. Mr. Kelly teaches Pre-Algebra and Geometry. Mr. Kelly said, “I like to teach both of these classes because I get to help give students a basic foundation for math.” He says working at M-CHS, though it can be a challenge, is worthwhile. Sequoyah Treadwell, a senior in Mr. Kelly’s math class, complemented Mr. Kelly on his teaching style. “I like Mr. Kelly. I think he has a different method of teaching, and it works.” Many students feel the same, and M-CHS is happy to have an excellent teacher like Mr. Kelly.