Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science-Psychology, LSU 2013

Ms. Kelsey Nunez

Welcome to Ms. Nunez's class! In this class, everyone is a Superstar!

Kelsey Nunez is a St. Bernard native who is excited to be back in the parish!  She is a special education teacher, and 2021-2022 will be her first year at Smith Elementary after teaching for 2 years in Orleans Parish.

Ms. Nunez graduated from Louisiana State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.  After graduation, she completed Masters coursework in clinical mental health counseling and continues to be an advocate for mental health supports in schools.  While working on her Masters, she worked as a paraprofessional in a self-contained classroom for severe behaviors and fell in love with special education.  She remains dedicated to supporting the whole child, using trauma-informed interventions, and building strong relationships with her students.

Ms. Nunez enjoys reading, hiking, and snuggling with her animals! She owns four big dogs and lives on 12 acres surrounded by beautiful wildlife.  


"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be."

- Rita Pierson