• There is nothing in this world Mr. Kelley enjoys more than waking up everyday to educate children about History. Teaching has been a passion of his since a very young age. 


    Mr. Kelley attended Montclair State University where he majored in History with a concentration in education.  He enrolled in Rider in 2009 and was hired at Lakehurst as a Social Studies teacher in 2010.  It took nearly two years to find a job and when he was given the opportunity to come to Lakehurst he was elated. Lakehurst is where Mr. Kelley has spent his last ten years of teaching. 


    While a teacher at Lakehurst, he has surrounded himself with the best professionals in teaching.  His colleagues have pushed him to become a better teacher, they are not only mentors but family.  Mr. Kelley has taught Social Studies at Lakehurst and third through fifth grade self contained as well.  After three years in the Self Contained setting Mr. Kelley was moved back to social Studies where he has been ever since.  There is nothing more important to him than sharing his passion for Social Studies with his students each and every day. 


    He is honored to represent Lakehurst Elementary School as Teacher of the Year!

    Mr. Kelley - Teacher of the Year