Kelly Watt

Social Studies Curriculum Specialist

Academic Services

This school year begins my 6th year as the Social Studies Specialist and 18th year with Clay County Schools. Like many of you, this school system means a lot to me and my family. Not only did both of my parents dedicate a combined 79 years of their lives to teaching here, but both my husband and I are the products of Clay County Schools. Now, our children are students in these same classrooms.

Prior to becoming a specialist, I taught social studies at Lakeside Junior High and Lake Asbury Junior High, where I was proud to represent our school as a finalist for Clay County’s Teacher of the Year. During this time I also became a National Board Certified teacher in Social Studies-Early Adolescence.

My experiences have taught me that every student and every teacher is worth the investment. Our best teachers are each other, our eyes and our ears. And without a doubt, our best colleagues cheer us on and challenge us to be a little better tomorrow.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family, reading, Crossfitting, and cooking.

 "The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."

-- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

How can I help you?

Building your Teacher Expertise

  • Using curriculum guides to plan daily lessons in SS
  • Designing formative assessment
  • Using data to target instruction
  • Increasing student engagement
  • Building strong relationships

Maximizing your Resources

  • DBQ Project
  • Primary Source Project
  • Textbooks

Coaching and Support

  • Working side-by-side to help you reach your classroom goals
  • Collaboratively planning lessons
  • Modeling strategies
  • Providing friendly feedback