About Mrs. Keller
I am a person who has often taken divergent paths. Before I became a teacher, I was a folk singer, an artist (of sorts), a social worker, and a baker. I also assisted in managing a bookstore for a short time. When I was finally ready for college, I already had a family started. I attended Rutgers University campus for Arts and Sciences in Newark, New Jersey, where I studied sociology and elementary education. I also worked part-time in a group home and raised my two-year-old son.
After college graduation, my family and I moved back to Camp Hill where my father was in a nursing home. I say we moved back to Camp Hill because that's where I lived as a high school student, graduating from CHHS in 1980.
We stayed in Camp Hill with my mother after my father died, and I began to substitute teach while my son was in elementary school. Much to my surprise, Camp Hill School District contacted me and offered me a job. I jumped at the opportunity and here I am today. When I started, I had the chance to work with some of my high school teachers. It was humbling and enlightening, but most of all, it was rewarding, and today I find myself surrounded by the most wonderful students and colleagues a teacher could ask for. I am truly blessed by this community.
My own life has progressed too. My son graduated from Camp Hill High School and went to art school at Tyler. Now he is a graduate student at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. My stepdaughter married, started Moda Salon in Mechanicsburg, had two wonderful daughters, and, just last year, a son. I finished a master's degree, and recently I have been working on graduate credits through Penn State's World Campus Learning Design and Technology program.
In all, life has been good to me even though I have taken some wandering paths. After all, it is precisely those challenges and experiences that have made me the person I am today.