Phone: 815-407-5298


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Spanish Education/Mathematics Education (Illinois State University) M.A. Educational Leadership (Concordia University)

Mrs. Kelly Golinski (Formally Sliwinski) - BHS Continuous Improvement Coaching Coordinator (CICC)

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome! This is my ninth year in the Valley View School District. I spent my first two years as a Spanish teacher at BHS, six years as the RHS World Languages Department Chair and Spanish Teacher, and now returning in my first year in the role of Continuous Improvement Coaching Coordinator. I truly feel at home here in Valley View and feel grateful to be surrounded by such great staff and students.

I have been teaching for 14 years, have a B.A. in Mathematics and Spanish, a M.A. in Educational Leadership, and have done consulting work implementing literacy initiatives. 

I have a passion for education and seeing how it continues to grow and evolve to meet the ever changing needs of our students and communities. I enjoy being able to spend time with teachers and students to support their goals and aspirations. Everyone wants to feel successful and be able to excel at what they do and I do my best to be a coach, mentor, ally, and cheerleader along their journey.