Kelly Carvajal Hageman

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Seaford School District

Kelly Carvajal Hageman serves as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Seaford School District, managing school accountability and federal programs (Title I, II, III, and IV) in additional to her primary responsibility for supervising all teaching and learning.  Since 2012, she has helped support continuous improvement throughout the district and across content areas, with Seaford documenting significant increases in academic achievement and equity.  Between 2015-2019, 3-8th grade ELA proficiency on SBAC increased by 18%; during this same period, mathematic proficiency increased by 20%. 

Kelly’s advocacy on behalf of high-quality instruction for all learners, including linguistically and culturally diverse students, is embedded throughout all her work.  She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Delaware which includes researching literacy and English learners.  Kelly previously studied at the University of Connecticut, earning both graduate and undergraduate degrees in multicultural and multilingual education.  She serves as a state advisory board member for the Delaware EL Strategic Plan, the Delaware State Literacy Plan, and the Delaware Equity Design Team. 

Kelly is on Twitter at @CarvajalHageman.