Patrick Kelly

PatrickHello, my name is Patrick Kelly and this year I am excited to be teaching Humanities at the Downtown campus of Paulo Freire Freedom School.

Born and raised in Tucson, I returned 8 years ago after a near 20 year hiatus to the Bay Area. I graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and at San Francisco State University I completed my Masters of Fine Arts in the area of Conceptual Design and Information Arts. After more than 10 years in the art industry, I began teaching in San Francisco.  Since coming to Tucson I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, most recently at Utterback Magnet Middle School.

I have been hanging out in downtown Tucson since I was a kid, at 12 I was riding the bus with my friends to skate the empty parking structures and old Pioneer Hotel pool. As I grew older I started going to punk shows and put on plays with a theater group I helped found, Moon of the Loon Enterprizes. I have deep love of learning and I hope my students will always see themselves as life-long learners!