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Ritch Kelley

Ritch Kelley
Dean, School of Education
Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
Phone: 570.585.9293

B.S., Liberty University
M.Ed., D.Ed.., The Pennsylvania State University

About Dr. Kelley:
Dr. Kelley has taught at the early childhood level for nine years, directed a preschool and daycare for seven years, taught at the elementary level for three years, served as a K-12 reading specialist for seven years, and was an elementary principal for seven years. He has taught at The Pennsylvania State University and Maranatha Baptist Bible College. Within the local church, he has played the organ, interpreted for the deaf, sung in the choir, and taught in the children's ministries.

“I want my students to understand that as a Christian teacher you are dealing with more than the cognitive, social, emotional development of students. Students also have a soul and when they stand before God someday, whether they can name the longest river in the world or compute the most difficult math problem will not be important, their soul is what will matter.” -Dr. Ritch Kelley