Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6, 2016

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Why do we celebrate teachers?

"Teachers are the heart of education. Opening doors to a world of knowledge is the challenge that teachers across the world take on every day. Through their efforts and imagination they inspire their students to reach out and move beyond their horizons. Good teachers result in a society of knowledgeable and forward thinking citizens who can assume the mantle of leadership in the future."

-Frank Bruseker, ATA President

2016 National Teacher of the Year

Every year the Council of Chief State School Officers nominates one teacher as National Teacher of the Year. To win this highly prestigious award the teacher must

  • inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn
  • have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
  • play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school
  • be poised, articulate, and possess the energy to withstand a taxing schedule

Once the National Teacher of the Year is selected he/she is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States.

This year's National Teacher of the year is Jahana Hayes, a history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, CT.

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Meet this year's National Teacher of the year by clicking on the link below!

What about you?

If you could nominate one of your teachers for Keystone Teacher of the Year, who would it be? Let them know! Email your teacher with your words of thanks/appreciation or call and leave them a short message.

Remember, you can find your teacher's contact information by clicking on Staff Information in the left sidebar of their course.

If it is a teacher you know longer have and can't remember their contact information, please feel free to email your message to us at studentsuccess@keystonehighschool.com and we will forward it to them--just make sure to include your teacher's name in your message so we know who to send it to!

As always, make sure to include your full name in your message!


We are excited to announce that the Learning Coaches have undergone a name change! Learning Coaches are now known as Student Success Advisors. There are a number of reasons for this change, but mostly is that this name describes exactly what the Student Success Advisors do--advise students on how to be successful.

If you already have a designated Learning Coach at Keystone, he/she will not change. Student Success Advisors will have the same role they have always had. They are available to any Keystone student who needs help getting started or needs additional guidance with scheduling, time management, motivation, organization, etc.

Need help from a Student Success Advisor? Email them here: studentsuccess@keystonehighschool.com