Dr. Patricia Kelley Honored with Alumni Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Patricia Kelley Honored with Alumni Educator of the Year Award

May 23, 2018

Framingham State alum Dr. Patricia Kelley was honored at the Massachusetts State House on May 22nd with an Alumni Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Kelley earned her Master’s Degree in Literacy and Language at Framingham State and is currently a Title I Director, Curriculum Team Leader Coordinator, and reading specialist in the Milford Public Schools.

Educators representing the nine campuses across the State Universities of Massachusetts were recognized for teaching excellence as part of the annual ceremony.

“The State University System is proud to educate the majority of teachers in Massachusetts and honor our legacy as the first Normal Schools in the nation,” said Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. “While we have grown into a comprehensive University over the years, teacher education remains a fundamental part of our mission.”

Dr. Kelley was an elementary classroom teacher at the Woodland School in Milford for nine years when she decided to enroll in the Literacy and Language master’s degree program at Framingham State. The degree enabled her to apply for the reading specialist position at Stacy Middle School in Milford. In 2007, the administration recognized her strengths and appointed her to the position of Curriculum Supervisor for Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies, PreK-12, a position she held for five years. In May 2016 she received her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum Leadership at Northeastern University.

Dr. Kelley is active in professional literacy organizations and served as President of the Nobscot Reading Council. She continues to serve on the executive board of Nobscot, as well as co-chairing the Exemplary Reading Committee for the Massachusetts Reading Association. She also shares her professional expertise by presenting at local and state level conferences.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.