Myra Kelly (1875–1910) was an Irish American schoolteacher and author.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, she came to the United States with her father, a physician who established a practice on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She attended the Horace Mann School and Teachers College, Columbia University, graduating in 1899.
Kelly taught elementary school at Public School 147 from 1899 to 1901. She produced three collections of stories based on her experiences as a teacher. Her character Constance Bailey teaches Irish and Russian Jewish immigrant children. A minor theme within her works is the changing character of the neighborhood and the displacement of Irish immigrant families. After the publishing of her "In Loco Parentis", US President Theodore Roosevelt wrote her a letter of appreciation.
- Little Citizens, The Humours of School Life (1905)
- The Isle of Dreams (1907)
- Wards of Liberty (1907)
- Rosnah (1908)
- The Golden Season (1909)
- Little Aliens (1910)
- Fanning, Charles (2000). The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction (2nd ed.). University Press of Kentucky. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-8131-2760-6.
- Myra Kelly, Originator. The Book Buyer. 39-40. C. Scribner's Sons. 1914. p. 77.
- The Work of Teachers in America: A Social History Through Stories. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis. 1997. pp. 193–194. ISBN 978-1-135-45934-5.
- "Myra Kelly, Writer of Child Life, Dead". The New York Times. April 1, 1910.
- "Myra Kelly". Americans All: Stories of American Life of To-Day. Library of Alexandria. ISBN 978-1-4655-2356-3.