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Kelly Adsit

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Website: KellyAdsit.com

3231 Adams Court, Fairfax, VA adsitkel@msu.edu (734)-277-2259 Skype: adsitkel

Profession Goal: To be an active, engaging secondary educator in the field of social studies, while continuing
to grow in my profession to better serve students and my practice.

Teaching and Curriculum Masters Program at Michigan State University


Virginia Teaching License

Highly Qualified for Secondary Social Studies, History, and Political Science


Michigan Teaching Provisional License


Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science
Major: History, Social Studies RX Minor: Political Science
Graduated with Honors

Teaching Employment
Fall 2014-Current
James Madison High School
Teaching AP Psychology and 10th Grade World History.
AP Psychology test score average of 3.9
Lead for Psychology CLT in 2015-16 school year.

GPA: 3.84 (on a 4.0 scale)

Vienna, Virginia

Fall 2013-Spring 2014

Mt. Vernon High School
Alexandria, Virginia
Teaching 12 Grade Honors U.S./VA Government with a National History Day Component and
U.S/VA Government Team Taught.
Actively participating in the Model Schools Committee responsible for implementing a writing
initiative school wide cross curriculum.
Piloting a writing program responsible for increasing writing in the classroom and measuring student
progress over their high school career.
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Union School, Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Private American International School accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS).
Full-time classroom teacher for 7th Grade World Geography, 8th Grade United States History,
9th Grade Current Issues, and 10-12th Grade Model United Nations Elective.
Designed own curriculum and lessons based on the Virginia Standards, while overcoming
resource challenges of a developing country.
Integrated the local culture within the American curriculum.
Member of the Curriculum Team, responsible for designing curriculum for all secondary subjects.
Teaching Internship
Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Clifford H. Smart Middle School
Commerce, MI
Teaching internship at high achieving suburban school in 8th grade U.S. Social Studies classroom.
Developed as an educator in classroom management, creating relationships with students and
colleagues, adapting to individual student needs, and employing many methodologies.
Achieved high student test scores on district Benchmark Assessment.

Teaching Field Experience

Summer 2011
Naremburn School
Sydney, Australia
Worked at a distance learning school for severe behavior students in grades 7 to 10.
Taught in several classrooms and researched the distance education system in Australia.
Fall 2010-Spring 2011
St. Johns High School
St. Johns, MI
Worked in rural setting with 11th grade Civics and World History classrooms five hours a week.
Observed and interacted with educators involving teaching practices and methodologies.
Extra Curricular Experience
Fall 2012 Spring 2013
Model United Nations Advisor
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Taught skills necessary to compete in the Harvard High School Model UN Conference.
Organized and supervised the final trip to the Model UN conference at Harvard University.
Fall 2012 Spring 2013
Co-Head of Union School Soccer Program
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Head Coach for Girls Varsity Soccer Team, Assistant Coach for Boys Varsity Soccer Team, and
Co-Head Coach for Elementary Program.
Organized practices and games (Domestic and International) for Union School teams.
Fall 2011
Coach for Geisler Middle School Boys Soccer
Walled Lake, MI
Co-Coached and created practice and game plans for a diverse team of 7th and 8th graders.
Taught the students about teamwork and the social aspect of being a teammate.
Motivated students to stay academically focused, while working to be better soccer players.
Summer 2009
History and Humanities in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Studied abroad through Michigan State University and University of London, where I had the
opportunity to learn and interact with British culture and history.
Summer 2009
Volunteer in Autistic Impaired Classroom
Tutored autistic students at Plymouth High School.
Rewarding experience helping students with disabilities reach their potential.

Canton, MI

Educational Accomplishments
Member of Honor Societies

Phi Kappa Phi- National Academic Honor Society

Phi Beta Kappa- National Academic Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi- International Honor Society in Education

Phi Alpha Theta- History Honor Society.

MSU Undergraduate Historian (2009)- A publication by MSU History Department

Selected from a competitive pool of undergraduate students at MSU for my paper titled:
Monopolies and Antitrust Legislation during the Progressive Era.
Professional Development
Summer 2014
Spring 2014
Summer 2012
Fall 2012- Spring 2013
Winter 2012
Fall 2011
Fall 2011- Present
Spring 2006-Present

Advanced Placement Sumer Institute Psychology Training

Secondary Advanced Academics Winter 2014 Institute in Social Studies
Advanced Placement Summer Institute - United States History Training
Participant in Educational Study on Overseas Educators by Wayne State
Spice It Up! Technology Conference
Michigan Joint Social Studies Conference
Member of Michigan Council of Social Studies
Certified D-License Soccer Coach by Ohio Youth Soccer Association North