Christopher Kelly of Challenger Middle School Is Our SDCCU Classroom Hero

Christopher Kelly of Challenger Middle School in Mira Mesa is the SDCCU Classroom Heroes recipient for September 2019. Christopher makes math FUN and his dynamic approach to teaching keeps his students engaged and excited about learning.


Mr. Kelly is a spunky, energetic math teacher at Challenger Middle School in Mira Mesa. Middle school can be a scary place but Mr. Kelly would make you think that he is at the happiest place on Earth. He deserves to be recognized as a Classroom Hero because of his dynamic teaching style that keeps his students engaged, focused and interested in learning. I met Mr. Kelly at Back to School Night last week and could immediately see why my daughter is so fond of him and his class. As parents walked in, he stood at the front of the class wearing a bow tie and holding a microphone prepared to WOW us. My daughter had said to me, “Mom, he sounds like a game show host! It’s exciting to be in his class. He makes math fun!”. Likewise, he made Back to School Night fun. Teachers like Mr. Kelly are very special. He truly deserves to be recognized for all his hard work and dedication to his students. Mr. Kelly is a Classroom Hero!

The SDCCU Classroom Heroes program recognizes outstanding educators and the tremendous impact they have on their students. The program was launched in March of 2015 and has already honored dozens of teachers at schools throughout San Diego County. Teachers, students, parents, and community members are all encouraged to nominate an outstanding educator by visiting this page.

Program winners receive a $500 SDCCU® Visa® Gift Card and are featured on San Diego iHeartRadio stations, and ABC 10News.