Kelly Garlinski


History Department Chair, History Instructor



Courses Taught

Themes in US History, Global Studies


Middle School Student Government

Date Began



Breck Dorm Parent

Family and Pets

I live in Breck dorm with my husband, Andrew, who works in SSM Admissions, our two daughters, Ruby and Alice, a pug named Lola, a French bulldog named Billie Jean King, and a cat named Harriet.

Favorite Place on Campus

The Arch. Entering campus through the Arch never gets old.

Favorite thing to do in Faribault

Family trips to River Bend Nature Center

Favorite Book

One of my favorite books of all time is The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. I also love anything by Hilary Mantel and Margaret Atwood.

Why I love to teach

I love spending my days in an environment of inquiry and curiosity about the world.


I like travel, reading, music, and watching documentaries. Coffee makes me happy and I enjoy exploring new ways to make it. I love anything food-related, which includes learning about food, cooking food, talking about food and, most importantly, eating food!