Daniel Kelley took over as principal of Smithfield High School in July of 2006. Mr. Kelley served as assistant principal at Cranston High School East from 2003-2006. Prior to that, he taught special needs children at Tiverton High School. Before moving to Rhode Island, Mr. Kelley taught three years of special education at Davidson Middle School in Southgate, MI and one year at Clark Middle School in Springfield, OH. At Clark, he taught math and science.
Mr. Kelley completed his undergraduate work at Bowling Green State University. There he majored in elementary and special education. He received his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Providence College. Currently, he is working towards a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University. He is a member of the RI Association of School Principals and serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He was named the Rhode Island High School Principal of the Year in 2012. Mr. Kelley resides in Smithfield with his wife Michelle, his son Andrew, and daughter Caitlin.
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