Kelley Nicholson-Flynn is the Assistant Head of School for Operations at Riverdale Country School, a pre-K to 12 independent school in New York City. Prior to this, she was the Head of Upper School at Riverdale where she was responsible for the curricular and co-curricular experience of more than 500 students in grades 9 to 12, as well as managing over 100 faculty members. She also teaches Bioethics, Biology and Statistics and continues to advise students. Prior to Riverdale, Dr. Nicholson-Flynn taught at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey where, among other roles, she served as Science Department Chair and Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Program. Dr. Nicholson-Flynn also worked as a Science Curriculum Group Lead Teacher at the Klingenstein Summer Institute (KSI) from 2004 to 2012. She continues to work with KSI by delivering interactive plenary sessions that form the foundation for new independent school teachers' understanding of how students learn. Dr. Nicholson-Flynn holds a BS in Biology from Bucknell University, an MS in Interdisciplinary Science Studies from The Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from a joint program through Rutgers University & The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Dr. Nicholson-Flynn lives in New York City with her spouse, Greg, and their two children, Nolan (20) and Jillian (12).