Kelley DePasqua, Department Chairperson of Fine and Practical Arts at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, MA, earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in West Hartford CT.
Kelley has taught at Silver Lake Regional High School for 15 years, where she directs five choirs and the award-winning musical theater program. In 2003 she was awarded the Artist Teacher Diploma through Dr. Doreen Rao's Choral Music Experience (CME), and in 2007 Kelley completed the licensure program in Secondary Administration at Bridgewater State College.
Kelley is active in local music educator organizations, serving Southeast District MMEA for the past six years as the Vocal Adjudication Chairperson and having served as president of SEMSBA. She conducted the Senior SEMSBA Chorus in 1999 and 2006 and the Tri-County Festival Chorus in 2008. Kelley is the proud recipient of a Plymouth County Educator’s Award, a Walmart Teacher of the Year Award and a nomination for a National Disney Hand Award.
Kelley joined the South Shore Conservatory faculty in 2011.