• Charles Kelly Families,

       I am Dina Williams and, as your newly appointed Principal, I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such an incredible community of students, parents, and dedicated staff members. I have been working in the Upper Darby School District for the past 15 years, with my educational career beginning at Charles Kelly as a third grade teacher.  It is an absolute honor to be back here, where my career began. 

        At Charles Kelly Elementary, we believe that education encompasses the overall development of every individual. Our goal is to create a nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence, character development, and lifelong learning. As we begin this school year together, I invite you to join me in fostering a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and academic rigor. Together, we can create a learning community where every student feels valued, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.
    To our families, I am grateful for your trust and partnership in your child's education. By working together, we can ensure that every child receives the support and encouragement they need to thrive academically and emotionally. Your involvement, whether it be through volunteering, attending school events, or maintaining regular communication with teachers, is invaluable in creating a positive school experience for your child. I am confident that this academic year will be filled with memorable experiences, significant achievements, and meaningful relationships. Let us embrace the challenges, celebrate the victories, and support each other every step of the way.