Meet the staff of Kentucky Teacher

Brenna Kelly

After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a journalism degree, Brenna spent nearly 17 years as a reporter at three daily newspapers in four states. She wrote about governments, courts and crime, but writing about Kentucky’s teachers and students was her favorite assignment. In 2014, Brenna joined the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Teacher, where she continues to showcase teacher best practices and innovation.

Mike Marsee

Mike was drawn to journalism as a student at Jackson County High School while writing sports stories, first for the school newspaper and then for the local weekly, and he has been writing ever since. He spent 24 years at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville before joining the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Teacher in November 2014, and he previously worked for the Times-Tribune in Corbin. Raised in Annville, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in journalism.