red haired little girl at Boca Grande Preschool


Meet the Executive Director

Kellene (Kelli) Carpenter

Executive Director, Boca Grande Preschool

Kelli Carpenter Headshot

The first six years of a child’s life are crucial for their development. During these years brain development and learning are happening at an amazing rate, and this is the time to lay a solid foundation of love, support, and happiness.

Early Childhood Education has been Kellene’s passion and career path for over 30 years. She has held a variety of roles during her career including Teacher, Director, Regional Manager, and Early Childhood Coach.

In each role Kelli has held, she has worked with staff and families to provide children quality learning opportunities, recognizing individuality, instilling positive self-esteem, and a love of learning.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

  • Fr. Anthony Hewitt
  • Angela Steffan
  • Janice Hursen
    Vice President
  • Jeff Swift
  • Kellene Carpenter
    Executive Director
  • Holly Cowan
  • Sharon Cross
  • Karen Danner
  • Kelley Farish
  • Dori Fish
  • Kris Ganong
  • Diane Johnson
  • Mick Johnson
  • Neely Kountze
  • Carolyn Madden
  • Barbara Ryan
  • Peggy Seybolt
  • Ruth Ann Spurgeon