Mr. Kelly SiskEducation World ® Professional Development Center: Love Teaching
...By Mr. Kelly Sisk
...Kelly SiskMr. Kelly Sisk
, a native of South Carolina, began his
29-year teaching career at Z. L. Madden Elementary School
in Spartanburg, South Carolina.After teaching in South Carolina for nine years, Sisk accepted a job with the Department of Defense Overseas School System to teach fifth and sixth grades in Zweibruecken, Germany.
Since then, Sisk
has taught in DoDEA schools
in Taegu, South Korea; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Yokosuka, Japan.He's
taught grades 1-6 as a regular classroom teacher and as a specialist in gifted education.He's
also conducted an after-school drama club for elementary students at every school he's
taught in.This year, his
drama students will perform the musical, Annie, Jr.Currently, Sisk lives in Bitburg, Germany, where he serves as the gifted education specialist at Bitburg American Elementary School.He
received National Board Certification in 2002.
While stationed in Taegu, South Korea, Sisk
became a single parent when he
adopted a son.Michael, who was 22-months old with special needs when he
was adopted, is now a senior at Bitburg American High School
says, "are the same the world over.