The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

April 29, 2014

Keefer hired as KHS Assistant Principal


Knoxville —

Keefer is eager to begin working to Knoxville because of the great things he has heard about the community. After his interview, and having the opportunity to meet local residents, he became more interested in joining KHS. 

Married to a business teacher, Kelly, Keefer is the father of four children, ranging from fifth grade to three years old. The couple have several family members in Central Iowa, which led them to look for work in the area. 

Education is an area that has always interested Keefer. He enjoys learning, working with children, athletics and other aspects of the field. 

The true highlight of education, for him, has been those moments when he knows he's made a difference in a student's life. He shared a story about a former student who specifically thanked him for being tough on her, and for what he taught, because his actions made one of her college courses easier. 

Keefer describes himself as "family-oriented." He and his family enjoy being active in the outdoors. He is excited to become a part of the Knoxville community, and continue his activity in the community, church and youth sports. 

Keefer's salary will be $82,500 for the coming year, plus benefits. Murra has recommended the board reimburse his moving expenses, up to $3,000, if he chooses to live in the Knoxville School District. Keefer is unsure of where his family will settle at this time. 

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