New Faculty Spotlight: Scott Kelly, Middle/Upper School French Teacher

Scott Kelly is a veteran French teacher, entering his eighth year of teaching, but his position as the Middle School/Upper School French Teacher at MFS will be the first time in his career that he will be at a day school. Previously, Scott has only taught at boarding schools. His resume includes a number of noteworthy independent schools, including Phillips Andover Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, Brooks School, and The Lawrenceville School.

“A day school is quite new to me,” said Scott. “There are actually 2-day weekends here!”

As he gets acclimated to the day-school life and enjoying living outside of a dormitory with students, Scott is very keen to learn more about Quakerism and how it affects the MFS community and classroom.

“I liked Quaker values, or what I understood of them,” commented Scott. “I’m still learning about Quakerism and I’d like to understand how it can be applied to academics.”

Scott will work across many levels and ages, teaching French II, French IV, AP French, and 6th grade French. For him, a benefit to working with such a broad spectrum of students is that he can observe the development of his students’ speaking, writing, listening, and reading abilities over many years.

He graduated from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in French language and literature and later earned an M.A. in French studies from NYU. Scott leads a very active lifestyle as well, being an avid yogi, runner, and disc golf player.

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