, 2022-11-30 12:46:35,
Superintendent Michelle Reid accepted an invitation from a Fairfax County Public Schools technology specialist to attend a powwow hosted by the Virginia Nottoway Indian Tribe, of which Kelly is a member.
Rick Kelly has been technology specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia for 30 yearsbut he never experienced a connection to school leadership like he did in September.
That’s when Superintendent Michelle Reid accepted an invitation from Kelly to attend a powwow hosted by the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, of which Kelly is a member.
The event was held in Surry, Virginia, which meant about a three-hour drive for Reid.
“We shared our culture during our powwow,” Kelly said. “It’s a gathering of Native Americans and it’s a celebration.”
Kelly said she introduced Reid to the group as an “honored guest.”
“She participated by going into the dance circle and really dancing,” Kelly explained. “To have the leader of the largest school system in this area take the time to come here was a personal honor.”
It’s something Kelly has highlighted for the past month, which is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month.
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