A Little Bit About Me:
Hello. My name is Linda Keeley and I have been teaching 1st grade at Morning Star for 20 years. I have lived in Bend since 1990. My husband Mike teaches Spanish, German & music here.
I have a son in the National Guard stationed in Pendleton, Oregon. He is married and I am blessed with a wonderful daughter-in-law. My daughter graduated from Corban University with an Elementary degree and is now working on her Masters in Reading as well as working here at the school part-time.
I am a member of Foundry Church here in Bend. I have had the privilege of going on several mission trips. Most recently I went with a group of leaders and high schoolers to LaPaz, Mexico where we worked on a construction project at a Christian horse therapy ranch in the mornings and ministered at an orphanage in the afternoons and evenings.
Why 1st Grade:
It is a blessing to be able to teach in a Christian School where God is the center of all we do. Hearing 1st graders praise and worship our Lord & Savior is something that makes my heart sing. I absolutely love teaching 1st grade because the students are so eager to learn. It’s a year where their reading becomes more fluent and their math skills really start to develop. I enjoy being able to get the students involved in hands-on learning activities. First grade is wonderful – Bible, stories, art, music, play, friends, science, social studies, reading, writing, math, PE, Spanish, and curious, inquisitive students–such a delightful age to teach! I feel incredibly blessed to be able to teach at a Christian School where I am able to integrate God’s Word into all areas of my teaching. Prayer, chapel & Bible lessons are integral parts of our classroom, but it does not stop there. Biblical integration is carried on throughout our entire academic day. A Christian education does not mean your child will learn less than if they were in a secular school. Our school has very high academic standards and our curriculum meets or exceeds state standards. In addition to meeting the State Academic Standards, I want to partner with you to help these precious first graders become true disciples of Christ that, “Do not need to be ashamed and who correctly handle the Word of Truth,” 2 Timothy 2:15. I also count it a privilege to be able to pray for each student by name. I know God has amazing things planned for each 1st grader.