Kelly Hollywood-Lehman was born and raised in the city of Nutley, New Jersey. Kelly attended Nutley Public Schools where she gained a love for learning new knowledge that encouraged her to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. Kelly went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Ecology with an Early Childhood Education concentration from Montclair State University and was also inducted into the National Honor Society for Education. Soon after she continued her education, she obtained a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching.

Kelly is currently a 2nd-grade teacher in the Nutley Public Schools system along with the K-3 Anti­ Bullying Specialist. Kelly’s goal every day is to make learning a positive and nurturing experience for her students. Kelly is lucky to have such a wonderful career but even luckier to share her life with her husband Richard and their beautiful toddler, Mason and her best friend her dog Rosie.