Dr. Kelli Paquette Professor

Contact Information

Office: 313 Davis
Phone: 724-357-2400
Email: kpaquett@iup.edu

Academic Qualifications

Kelli Paquette received an education innovation and change EdD (2003) and school leadership and instruction MEd (1997) from Wilmington University, Delaware, before joining Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She is also certified as a reading specialist, school principal, and program specialist ESL. Prior to joining the Department of Professional Studies in Education, she was an elementary school teacher in Capital School District, Dover, Delaware. She was well prepared for her first day of teaching first grade with the education she received at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelor of science degree (1993).

Academic Interests

Professor Paquette'sspecialty areas include Content Literacy,Emergent Literacy,Mentoring, Online Teaching and Learning; School Leadership,Teacher Effectiveness,Qualitative Research Methods, and Writing in the Disciplines.She enjoys presenting at international, national, and regional conferences, as well as writing and publishing books, book chapters, and journal articles solely or with her esteemed colleagues. She also likes volunteering her time and efforts in the local elementary schoolsand many of IUP's university, college, and departmental committees.


Course specialties include: CURR 915 Writing for Publication;CURR 918 Qualitative Research Design in Education; CURR 930 Analysis of Effective Teaching;LTCY 644 Issues and Trends in Language Arts; LTCY 705Literacy Leadership and Collaboration; ECED 351 Literacy for the Emergent ReaderPreK-1; ECED 451 Literacy for the Primary Reader 2-4;and,ECED 250 Language Development.

Personal Narrative

"Indiana University of Pennsylvania equipped me with the knowledge and skills required of an effective and successful teacher. I will be forever thankful. Shortly after graduation, I had the opportunity and privilege to teach inHartly, Delaware. I built wonderful relationships with my students, families, colleagues, and administrators. I am extremely thankful to Mrs.Lybarger, my principal, who hired me for my first teaching position. With continued schooling in Delaware, I was able to move back to my hometown area and teach at IUP. I love teaching and learning with the IUP campus community. Ourundergraduate, graduate, and doctoralstudents are the best of the best.'"