Kelley LeRoy joined The Cottage School in 2022 as the Chief Financial Officer, two months after her son started 6th grade at TCS! Kelley was born and raised in Boston, MA, settling in the Atlanta area in 2009 with her husband, Jeff. She holds a BS in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant. She joins us with over 25 years of diverse accounting, finance, and leadership experience.
Kelley’s career started as an Accounts Payable Specialist, and it was there that she found her passion for accounting. She started working for a CPA firm and attended college classes in the evenings. Her time at the CPA firm proved to be most rewarding as she gained extensive knowledge in areas of accounting, payroll, and tax compliance. She has worked for a wide range of companies from small Mom and Pop to large publicly held such as GE and Synchrony. Her most recent experience was with Primrose School Franchising Company where she managed the monthly financial close and reporting, treasury management, payroll, annual audit and tax compliance in addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations.
Kelley is passionate about helping children and was actively participating, utilizing her accounting knowledge, in the Primrose Schools Children’s Foundation Inc. which supports the West Lakes Early Learning Center in Orlando. The Early Learning Center is a scholarship-based education and childcare facility for underserved children. Her passion now resides in partnering with Dr. Palmer, the TCS Board, principals, educators, staff, parents, students, and the entire community to continue the wonderful success at The Cottage School.
In her spare time, Kelley enjoys being with her husband, son, mom, dad, and Australian Labradoodle, Ziggy! She loves her Boston sports teams, Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics. She enjoys tennis and golf and admittedly is better at watching than playing! She looks forward to their annual family beach trip to Hilton Head Island every May.