Kelland L. Garland is an Outreach and Education Programs Specialist for the Woody Williams Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for engaging Gold Star Families in our outreach events and programs, as well as overseeing the Living Legacy Scholarship Program.
Kelland coordinates and works with volunteers across the country to serve local Gold Star Family communities in creating networking and fellowship opportunities, as well as guiding them to resources available from other nonprofit and service organizations. Another aspect of Kelland’s role is to build our scholarship program and to work with educational institutions to provide benefits for Gold Star Family members.
Kelland has a background in public education and community service, having been a teacher and principal for 22 years. Kelland served on the Board of Directors for Kentucky Association of School Councils, and was the President of the Board for two years. He is also an elected official, serving as City Commissioner for the City of Simpsonville, KY. Growing up as an Army Brat, Kelland has witnessed the sacrifice that our military families make to protect our freedoms. He considers his service to the Gold Star Family community as his way to give back and honor the legacy of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Kelland received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies from Berea College, Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Louisville, and his Rank I in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.