Women's History in High School was founded by Kristen Kelly and Serene Williams. They are recent recipients of the Schlesinger Library Teaching Grant at Harvard. You can read their award winning paper on writing women into AP Government courses here. Kelly and Williams work alongside a team of students committed to expanding women's history in high school classrooms.
About Kristen Kelly & Serene Williams
Student Leadership Team
Serene Williams earned her B.A. degree from Purdue University and her M.A. from San Francisco State University, both in political science. For 20 years she has taught courses at the high school and collegiate levels. She teaches numerous AP courses and has written curriculum for many women’s history courses. Serene frequently presents about teaching intersectional feminist political history at national conferences. Serene is also an independent historian who publishes about the political history of women. She volunteers as a Wikipedian and is currently working on a campaign to improve articles about the Equal Rights Amendment.
Kristen Kelly has a M.A. in Cultural Historical Religion from the Graduate Theological Union-Berkeley and teaches all high school levels. She created a popular “Gender & Sexuality in the Bible” course and co-taught the interdisciplinary Women’s Studies courses as well as AP Comparative Government & Politics with Serene. Kristen loves collaborating with scholars and teachers and has presented at The National Women’s Studies Association Conference, The National Council for Social Studies, & The Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians. Kristen loves teaching religion and history from an intersectional lens, focusing especially on gender and sexuality issues.
University Liaison &
Ilaria Freccia is a second year at the University of St Andrews studying international relations and management. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time in nature.