The Teacher

What we all need about now.... watch this and hear what he says..The power of Kindness

"from the time you were very little, you've had people who have smiled you into smiling, people who have talked you into talking, sung you into singing, loved you into loving"

Mr. Kelly has been at Beckwith since 1988.

  *Bridgewater State College grad 1988

  *Certified in  -History 5-12/-Social Studies 5-8/ Middle School 5-8

  *Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators and New England League of    

    Middle School's 2016 Outstanding Middle school teacher Sullivan award 

  *Dighton Rehoboth Regional Teachers Association President 2007-2022

  *Student council adviser 1991-2003. 

  *Grade8 Team Leader 2022~

My greatest inspiration besides my Dad, two teachers;

 Mr. John Birch and Mr. James deMelo

I live in Dighton.  My Son is married to Mindy Kelly and they have a

daughter, Zoe Kelly.  They live in Tracy California.

My Brother has just retired from the US Air force and lives

in Hawaii with his wife.  He did 3 tours in Iraq.  My Sister is Mrs Johnson,

she works at Palmer River.  I have another Sister who lives in

Westport and a brother in Florida.    

My favorite place to be in the summer is the beach...

Mission For The Class

I feel the 8th grade is a very important year in preparation for the 

transition into High School education. Two of the focuses (besides 


of my program is instilling and enforcing pride and respect.  My program is 

designed to help my students develop or refine responsibility.