Degrees: B.A. from Kearney State College in Elementary Education, with a minor in Art M.A. from Doane College in Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning
Dr. Kelly Kingsley is an Associate Professor for the School of Education at Peru State
College, Peru, Nebraska.
Dr. Kingsley stated her educational career in 1988 in the Bellevue Public Schools
District in Bellevue, Nebraska where she taught 2nd through 6th grades focusing on
3rd grade for 26 years. She served as a Team Leader, Literacy Facilitator, District
Writing Consultant, and was a member of the Reading Language Arts Curriculum Committee.
Dr. Kingsley completed her doctoral work at the University of Nebraska Lincoln as
part of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate in 2012 with an emphasis in
Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education. Her doctoral emphasis was on word work
with elementary students.
Dr. Kingsley joined Peru State College in the fall of 2014 where she teaches undergraduate
elementary education methods courses and graduate level courses. She also serves the
educational community through committee work at Peru State College, the Kappa Delta
Pi International Honor Society as a member and counselor, she is a member of the Nebraska
State Literacy Association and the International Literacy Association, and she serves
on the Bellevue University Education Advisory Board.
Dr. Kingsley resides in Bellevue, Nebraska with her husband Jim. She has two married
daughters, Maggie and Molly, and an adorable grandson, Brooks.