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Kathleen M. Dailey graduated from Middlebury College in 1997 with a Bachelor's degree in Italian and Visual Art with a concentration in Photography and minor in Art History. She received a Master's degree in Special Education from Wheelock College and studied Graphic Design and Animation at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Kathleen received her Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration from Northeastern University in 2019. Furthermore, she earned her M.A. Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management in 2023 and now holds Director/Supervisor licensure in the state of Massachusetts. Kathleen began her teaching career in 1999 and is currently in her 18th year teaching animation, graphic design, digital photography, and A.P. Photography at Reading Memorial High School in Reading, Massachusetts.

In 2012, she was recognized at Carnegie Hall for having the first ever RMHS student win a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In 2015 and 2023, she returned to accept two mores gold medals, and in 2016 and 2018, silver medals. She continues to exercise her photographic creativity daily. Kathleen's work has been displayed multiple times at the Soho Gallery in New York City. In addition, Kathleen has had her photographs displayed in galleries across the United States in Texas, Connecticut, Oregon, Kentucky, and Massachusetts. You can read more about her accomplishments here:


Kathleen has always had an interest in alternative photography and processes, however recently, she has taken up the art of tintype photography, a wet collodion process invented in 1851. You can see an interview about her feelings on the importance of teaching the history of photography at: When she isn't behind the lens, she can be found spending time with her husband, three boys, two cats, and two dogs who keep her plenty busy!​

Kathleen's resume/CV can be viewed

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