Congratulations to Theresa Keeley for receiving the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Alternative Education (IAAE).
Theresa currently works at Polk Alternative Education Center but may be best known for her 28 years at Metro High School. She started her relationship with the alternative high school as a student but then returned a few years later as an educator. Theresa is Lead teacher in the suspension – expulsion program SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academics and Restoration).
Theresa says the award is, “Humbling…to be recognized for doing what I love, with kids I love and being passionate about doing what is best for them.”
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by the IAAE to alternative educators who have made a major contribution to the area of alternative education during their professional career.