Moira Kelly

President, Exploration Learning

Moira likes creating and building and it is no surprise that one of her first tasks as president of EXPLO was overseeing the renovation and build out of a boarded-up building that began its life as the Norwood Press in 1894. Now the organization’s headquarters, the Exploration Center is a busy R+D Lab at the forefront of teaching and learning and creative curricular design.

Moira is an Innovation Fellow at the Wheelock School of Education at Boston University and serves on the National Advisory Board for Bowdoin College Admissions and on the Dean of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council for Bentley University. For ten years she served as a member and officer of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Schools in New England.

An honors graduate of Bowdoin College, Moira earned her J.D. at Boston University School of Law, and first class honors in law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She was a Rotary Ambassador at Goodwill Fellow at the University of Nottingham, England, a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow, and a National TRIO Achiever. She was tapped as one of the non-profit leaders to participate in the Open Leadership Camp hosted by the MIT Media Lab and Mozilla.

Since 2000, Moira has served as Associate Producer for the Commission on Presidential Debates, the organization that produces all of the general election U.S. presidential and vice-presidential debates. She has led the Commission’s educational outreach efforts and has been a presenter at the National Democratic Institute’s International Best Practices Debate Institutes, as well as other conferences and workshops.