Commissioner Dillon was born and raised in Sonoma County attending school in the Santa Rosa City School District where she currently serves as Executive Director in Educational Services. She has worked in public education for 23 years as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and school site principal prior to her current role. Kelley believes that investing in strong, trusting relationships is essential to doing the hard work of challenging inequitable systems and creating change. She is dedicated to serving the community in which she grew up, committed to working to ensure that all students receive an engaging, inspiring, and rigorous education. Her work centers on the belief that as a community we must provide all students the access, opportunities and resources to reach their full potential, recognizing the incredible assets that our students bring to school each day. Working in elementary education for the past 23 years, Kelley understands the importance of a strong foundation prior to entering school and is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the First 5 Commission to continue its great work at supporting programs and services that help our youngest have a strong foundation in life.