Phone: 610-638-1070


Degrees and Certifications:

BSED - The Pennsylvania State University M.ED - Cabrini College Reading Certification - Cabrini College

Mrs. Patricia Purcell

     Welcome!  I am Mrs. Purcell, and I am a Reading Specialist at the Charles Kelly Elementary School.  I started working here in 2011, and prior to that I was a Reading

Specialist for nine years at Bywood Elementary. I have also taught at the High School level, but currently I am teaching Reading in grades one through five at the Elementary


     If you have any questions about your child's progress in Reading, you can contact me at tpurcell@ or by calling me directly at Charles Kelly Elementary

School  (610-638-1070).  I am always happy to hear from the parents of our Charles Kelly scholars, and I will assist you with or in anyway I can to help you and your

child/children be successful with their reading skills and the learning process during the school year.  It is my pleasure to teach and work with the students and parents of the

Upper Darby School District.



  •     We will be administering the Dibels assessment

    schoolwide on January 4th through January 10th.  Please

    make sure your child practices his/her reading fluency for

    the test.  Thank you!




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