Warriors News · FHS Athletics Alumni – “Where Are They Now?” With Curtis Kelly (Class of 1971)


Name: Curtis Kelly

Graduation Year: 1971

Sport/Activity(s) at FHS: Marching Band

Favorite Teacher at FHS: Mrs. Crystal

Favorite Memory at Fairview: 

Marching Band Events
College(s) Attended: 
BA Ohio State & University of Hawaii
M.Ed – Vanderbilt

Doctorate: Nova Southeastern University

Current Profession: 

Professor at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
Advice to Current/Future Student-Athletes at Fairview:
Don’t judge you mental ability by your success in classes. Neuroscience has shown that the smartest kids in adulthood develop mentally a little more slowly and so are a bit behind.
Closing Comments:
Live abroad. You’ll learn more that you did in school.

More about Curtis

Bio (from a Speech circuit)

 Popular speaker and writer, Curtis Kelly (EdD), is a Professor of English at Kansai University in Japan. Since his life mission is to “relieve the suffering of the classroom,” he has spent most of his life developing learner-centered approaches for “3L” English students, students with low ability, low confidence, and low motivation. He has written over 30 books, including Significant Scribbles (Longman), Active Skills for Communication (Cengage)and Writing from Within (Cambridge). He has also made over 400 presentations on neuroscience, adult education, motivation, and teaching writing.

Want to reach out to Curtis or be featured in the FHS Athletic Alumni “Where Are They Now?” Series?

If you would like to get in touch with Curtis, please reach out to Athletic Director Joe Dianetti at jdianetti@fairview.k12.oh.us and you will be connected!

If you would like to be featured in the FHS Athletic Alumni “Where Are They Now?” Series, please complete the Google Form at the link below and send a photo to Joe Dianetti at the email address above!