Kelly Ballard

Assistant Professor of Education / Head of Masters of Education Program

Dr. Kelly Ballard offers over 13 years of literacy expertise teaching students from second to ninth grade within the public school setting. Her dedication for working on behalf of children living in poverty fueled her passion to complete her doctorate focusing on best practices for supporting immigrant learners. She is eager to share her passion for teaching, love of research, and wealth of experience from her professional journey within the classroom. 

Education

  • EdD, Teacher Leadership, Walden University
  • MS, Elementary Education, Reading Specialist, Saint Joseph’s University
  • BA, Sociology, William Paterson University

Accomplishments

  • PDE Instructional II Teaching Certification K-6 Elementary Education & 7-9 English/Language Arts
  • Presenter at Temple University Department of Education, Writing Symposium October 2014. Writing in the Middle.
  • Recognized Teacher of the Year, 2008-2009, Penn Wood Middle School

Areas of Interest/Expertise 

  • Teaching Reading Across All Content Areas 
  • Reading Strategies to Improve Comprehension
  • Effects of Poverty on Student Achievement
  • English Language Learners
  • Motivating At-Risk Youth 
  • Collaborative Teaching/Professional Learning Communities
  • Effective Instructional Strategies
  • Experiential Learning/Teaching Strategies 
  • Supporting Diverse Learners Academically, Socially, & Culturally
  • The Middle School Experience: Teaching & Learning
  • Developing and Supporting Pre-Service & Seasoned Teachers 
Office
Pendleton Hall 102
Department
Education