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Kelly Rose Spessard

Agile Transformer / Project Manager / Instructional Designer


  • Name: Kelly Rose Spessard
  • Email: kellyrosespessard AT gmail dot com
  • Address: Richmond, Virginia, USA.
  • Citizenship: United States

Professional Profile

I’m a former teacher who aspires to solve problems greater than myself. I aspire to create beautiful things and share them. I aspire to be challenged and mentored.

I am looking for a creative and challenging work environment. With a deep understanding of how to communicate and collaborate with others I am a benefit to any work milieu. My educational background has also given me a drive for continuous improvement and lifelong learning. I enjoy a good challenge! What I don't know, I learn. It is this passion for learning, design, technology, and people, that inspires me every day.

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My Awesome Skills

Instructional Design

Expert, 8 years


Expert, 8 years


Advanced, 2 years

Project Management

Advanced, 3 years

Knowledge and Language Skills

  • English: Fluent
  • Python: Beginner
  • Agile
  • Adobe Suite
  • Google Applications
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Leadership Skills
  • Fast Learner
  • Creative
  • Adaptability
  • Communicative


My Work Experience

My background in the education and psychology fields have given me abundant transferable skills that I am excited to apply to my new career.

Hanover County

Engineering Teacher

2016 - 2018
Taught over 200 students engineering concepts across four year-long and eight semester sections. Generated a curriculum emphasizing important developments in a variety of engineering fields as well as the development of the necessary soft skills to be successful in today’s workplace. Created an Agile classroom environment and planned curriculum innovations utilizing sprints. Facilitated moving students to an Agile SCRUM method of planning, working, and managing projects. Instigated an underwater robotics program as well as obtained county money to purchase Cue robotics for students to program, promoting the learning of new coding languages.
Chesterfield County

Technology Resource Teacher

2015 - 2016
Modernized the technology curriculum in Chesterfield County Public Schools to include coding and Google applications. Developed a Kindergarten through 5th grade coding program which I implemented in three elementary schools within Chesterfield County.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

ACCESS and International Programs and Services Graduate Assistant

2014 - 2015
Facilitated the completion of disability accommodations for students at the school’s Chicago and Online campuses. Worked directly with the Division of Student Affairs to assist both domestic and international students on all four campuses. Played an integral role in providing excellent student service, maintaining websites and information databases, managing faculty grants, assisting with the developing of divisional programming, conducting research, and serving as a resource for professors and domestic and international students.


My Education

As a former educator I have a great love for learning and growth. Below you will find my formal education. In addition to my formal education I have pursued several courses of study for no degree; this includes a pro-intensive course on programming with python through Codecaemy, as well as courses via coursera in my pursuit of a ScrumMaster Certification.

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling

2012 - 2014
GPA 3.99 / Academic Honors / Thesis Honors
Mary Baldwin College

Master of Art in Teaching

2009 - 2011
GPA 3.95 / Virginia PGP Teaching License for Technology K-12, Mathematics 6-8, and History 6-8
Mary Baldwin College

Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Art and Design

2006 - 2010
GPA 3.81 / Eric Matthews Brown Award for Outstanding Achievements in Graphic Design / Phi Alpha Theta


My Blog

Check out the link to my blog. I post about my experience as a career switcher, coming from the world of education, and the new and interesting technology I about currently learning.

  • Link coming soon!
  • Kelly Rose Spessard