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-Present
  *Student council adviser 1991-2003. 
        • Collected over 80,000 cans for the Rehoboth food pantry
        • $500 to the Columbine fund
        • $260 World War II memorial fund
        • $600 Jan Sullivan fund and the Dave Sullivan garden
        • rebuilt room in the Serenity house for Aids victims
        • 1 ton of school supplies for Bosnian school
        • $600 in Christmas gifts for group homes
        • 34 Council dances
        • 9 8th grade socials
        • 3 trips to Washington D.C.
        • 35,000 carnation delivered,
        • 9 council trips to JFK library and the State House
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.