An excerpt from Mrs. Keefe’s retirement letter to the school district;
Over the past twenty five years, I hope that I have demonstrated my passion for children; their educational as well as social welfare for the betterment of our community. I began my educational career with the AASD as the director of the Educational Access channel; it is only fitting that I end my career in this exceptional educational organization. Thanks to the confidence and support of many school directors and administrators throughout the years, I was able to work in an environment where my dedication and loyalty were recognized and admired.
During my tenure with the AASD, I had the opportunity to work with hundreds of District employees who have devoted their lives to children and the District as a whole. I’ve worked with parents and PTA members who have worked so hard to provide “extras” for ALL students.
I believe that everyone has the ability to leave a legacy; I hope that when people look back at my life, they will compliment my love of children and my commitment to helping ALL children prepare for a successful life.
Although I love my job, my colleagues, and especially the children, I feel that I am being called to help others in my community and country through numerous volunteer organizations. I have spent much time over the years helping others in a multitude of ways; I am looking forward to retirement so that I can devote my life to continuing this service.
I will miss the children on a daily basis however, I am hopeful that my “free” time will allow me to volunteer within our District.
As the summer comes to a close, I know that I will shed tears of sorrow but also tears of joy as I look back on my career in the field of education and the Altoona Area School District!