Brooks Announces Keeling Appointment to the State Board of Education

HARRISBURG (Oct. 10, 2018)  Greenville High School’s principal and director of curriculum Jeff Keeling, Ed.D, has been appointed to the State Board of Education after the full Senate approved his nomination last week, said Sen. Michele Brooks, who advanced his nomination..

“I am pleased that I have been successful in securing another appointment from our region to a statewide board,” Brooks said.  “It has been a priority of mine to place talented residents from our communities on state boards, to address issues affecting our families.  It is important to include the perspective of our residents.”

Keeling is the first Board of Education appointee from this area in at least 25 years, Senate records reveal. 

Dr. Keeling is currently the high school principal and director of curriculum for grades 7 through 12 in Greenville Area School District.  He also was a former English teacher and principal at Commodore Perry School District, beginning in 2007.

“I am both humbled and honored to have been nominated to the Pennsylvania State Board of Education by Sen. Brooks, and I look forward to serving as a voice for northwestern Pennsylvania as a member of the board,” Keeling said.  “I will do my best to ensure that our educational values not only are represented in Harrisburg but also are reflected in future educational policy.”

Keeling earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Thiel College, a Master of Arts in English from Youngstown State University and a Doctor of Education from Liberty University.  He is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, and Mercer County Principals Roundtable.

The State Board of Education works closely with the Department of Education, state policymakers, and educators to review, develop and adopt regulations that govern basic and higher education. From approving state academic standards for students to setting policies that help ensure our educators are effective in delivering related instruction, the Board emphasizes stakeholder involvement.

“Jeff is committed to public education and student achievement, and has consistently demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively,” Brooks said.  “I am confident that he will be a true asset to the Board and our children and families.”                                            


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