Kevin Blissett: Out of the Cave

Leadership, Classroom 2.0, Curriculum, China

Short Biography

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Go Cats!) While growing up, I was very interested in sports and academics, attending advanced program schools in the public system and studying on the honors track at a parochial school.  I played American football for eight years and also loved basketball and baseball.

Upon graduating from high school, I served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New Mexico-Albuquerque Mission (Spanish speaking).  From there I enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and graduated in three years on full and partial tuition scholarships.  I was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society and into Sigma Delta Pi, the Hispanic studies honor society. My post graduate work took me to a stint at Vanderbilt University School of Law and then to the University of Louisville, again on full-tuition scholarship, where I did my master’s work.

I spent ten years as a Spanish and Humanities teacher in the Jefferson County Public School system where I also assumed leadership positions. I enjoyed serving as a football and track coach during after school hours.

I had my first experience in international education at the Busan Foreign School in Korea.  From there I moved on to China where I’ve been serving as the principal of the international department of Xi’an Hi-Tech International School in Xi’an, China.

I am married to Chelly Blissett, and we find our greatest joy in spending time with our family.


March 15, 2009 Posted by | XHIS | 2 Comments