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Mrs. Kelley Simone


My name is Kelley Simone, and I am the proud principal of Upper Darby High School.  I have been in the Upper Darby School District for the last ten years. Before becoming the principal of UDHS, I was the principal at Beverly Hills Middle School.  I take pride in having the most equitable and safe learning environment for all students and staff, and I am committed to the community I serve. I embrace our district's ideals of opportunity, unity, and excellence and believe our school and community to be rich in diversity and culture.  When it comes to being a leader in this district, I am motivated by researchers such as Brene'Brown that believes, "Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver," and Simon Sinek who believes that great leaders start with their WHY, and that "people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it."

I wake up every morning and come to work inspired and motivated to do better and be better. 

~Principal Simone