District Announces Teacher Of The Year

Arie Schiller, Keokuk Middle School science instructor, was honored as the 2013 Keokuk Community Schools Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made on November 13 during staff professional development by KMS Principal, Gary Benda. Nominations for this honor are made yearly, and rotate throughout the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Nominations are accepted from members of the community, students and staff. A group comprised of students, staff, community members, and those previously named as Teacher of the Year assists in the final selection process.

Miss Schiller graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, is member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and has taught at Keokuk Middle School for six years. She also completed her student teaching at KMS. Last year she and her sisters were inducted into the State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa Hall of Fame. She is pictured here with members of the KHS Science Club including: Laura Schmitt, Kelby Kies, Blake Wade, Pryia Khanolkar, and Brandon Boltz.