Staff Spotlight: Becki Keilen

Staff Spotlight: Becki Keilen
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Job title: Kindergarten teacher at Roosevelt

Other roles: I am very involved with our Roosevelt PTO, Roosevelt Discovery Program Co-Chair, Sunshine, and my church committees. I see that getting volunteers in our schools and community can be very difficult. I like to keep important things going. I like to get families involved with the school. 

Education: Faribault grad (Love my Falcons!!), K-6 licensure from Winona State, and Masters in Curriculum and Development from St. Mary's University. 

Years with the district: 22 full-time, plus two subbing within the district

What are some of your hobbies and interests? Cheering on my daughters as they dance is #1 to me! I also love to travel, love Minnesota sports, play softball, card games, but most of all, spending time with my family and friends.  

What’s something interesting about you that not a lot of people know? I have been to the 48 contiguous states. Still need to get to Alaska and Hawaii someday!

Why did you decide to pursue a career in education? I know many people say this, but it is truly all that I have ever wanted to do. I loved every minute of elementary school (The only days I missed in all of K-6 was when our family went on a trip once). I attribute my love for school to the amazing Jefferson teachers that I had that made school great. I want my students to love school and know that I care for them. 

What do you enjoy most about working with students? I love those teachable moments. My students are like sponges and when they ask you about something I just want to help them soak it all in. The excitement in their faces as they learn something new is the best!!  

What do you enjoy about being part of Faribault Public Schools?  Being raised in Faribault really builds that hometown pride. I love going out into the community to attend my childrens' and my current and former students' events. I love cheering them on and letting them know how proud of them I am. It is wonderful to see students grow and I take such pride in trying to remember each and every one of them, even 20 years later. Faribault is a great community and I love raising my family here. My daughters have made wonderful friendships and had great teachers to influence them over the years. I am so proud to be part of Faribault Public Schools!  

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