Meet Our Principal
Principal, Gary Comer College Prep
Kelly Dean is the Principal of Gary Comer College Prep.
Influenced by her grandmother, a former CPS special education teacher and a high school teacher who took a unique interest in her, Ms. Dean chose education. The desire to work with students and ensure that all students have access to a quality education is what led her to be a teacher and then ultimately a principal. She believes that results are achieved when there are high expectations, collective responsibility and distributive leadership that works together to find the best solutions for students. Engaging teachers and school leaders to educate and motivate students has strengthened her passion for problem solving, developing systems and processes that advance student achievement. In her tenure as principal, she has expanded before and after school programming to meet the needs of the community, increased partnerships, improved attendance, but most importantly has seen an increase in student growth and achievement that resulted in the school moving from Level 2 to Level 1+.