Kelsey ~ F-Faculty 1995-2011
Departed August 11, 2015 ~ Details unknown
ISB friends, Barbara Kalis sent me this sad letter from Andy Davies that
came this morning. Our hearts go out to Ida and Matt.
ISB Faculty and Staff ,
is with great sadness that I inform you that Ed Kelsey passed away
yesterday. Ed worked at ISB as a HS Math teacher and coach from 1995 to
2011 and was a huge inspiration to us all. Ed was a master teacher, a
passionate and talented coach, a wonderful father, a caring colleague, and
a great friend to many at ISB.
is survived by his very loving wife, Ida (who served as our MS librarian
from 1995 to 2012) and his son, Matt, who graduated from ISB and now
know that Ida and Matt will be in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn
the passing of a wonderful husband and father.
will be in touch again when I know more about funeral arrangements.
Davies, ISB Head of School, International School Bangkok
Ida Kelsey August 14 at 7:10am
I intently look at your and Ed's faces in your cover photo, I am struck by
the pure joy I see on your faces, which at the same time brings tears to
my eyes. I spent many an hour in Ed's classroom talking to him about the
art of teaching mathematics and being disciplined while training for my
marathon and him for his triathlons. Ed's joy, zeal for life, sense of
humor and CHARACTER have impacted me more than I think he knew. One of my
fondest memories of him was when he said, "let's go for run" in
a small Thai town when we were chaperones during the Habitat for Humanity
Bike & Build trip. Ed was a rabbit (he NEVER went slowly) and I was a
turtle, but I agreed to go. He adjusted his pace enough to push me but not
make me feel defeated. I am forever grateful for his support and
encouragement and saddened beyond words to hear of his passing. You and
Matt are in my thoughts and prayers.