KHS Alumni Fund

KHS Alumni Fund, Inc.

Rewarding educational excellence in the schools of Keene, New Hampshire

 

Good teaching is essential to the continued strength and vitality of our communities and of our nation. Outstanding and inspirational teachers and staff deserve tangible recognition for their essential contributions to society.

The KHS Alumni Fund, Inc. is the key to that recognition. The KHS Alumni Fund, Inc. was founded in May 1998 for the following purpose: To annually recognize with substantial monetary awards one or more outstanding teacher or staff member at Keene High School. To raise and invest a capital fund from which the awards can be made. The nomination and selection process includes students, faculty, staff and support personnel. From this process is selected the KHS Outstanding Educator of the Year.

Each recipient receives an engraved crystal bowl and a financial award.

 

History

In 1997, a committee of the Keene High School Class of 1950 met to come up with a special or unique presentation to KHS for the year 2000 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of their graduation. These classmates wanted something that would be lasting and remembered in years to come. Through much discussion and considerable input solicited from the entire class the idea emerged of honoring outstanding educators, those individuals currently in the field of education who are impacting the youth of the Keene community by setting high standards of excellence.

The KHS Alumni Fund, Inc. is chartered on behalf of all KHS alumni. All KHS alumni are encouraged to become members of the Fund and participate in its administration. The Fund also seeks the participation of any other individuals or groups not necessarily alumni of KHS. The Fund welcomes all those having the spirit and dedication to recognize an important community resource.
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OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD WINNERS

 

  Outstanding Educator Award Bowl  

Outstanding Educator Award Winners

2011 Outstanding Educator 2010 Outstanding Educator 2009 Outstanding Educator
David Lybarger, a teacher of Science at Keene High School, received the Outstanding Educator Award for the year 2011. Patrick Lagace, a teacher of Business and Computer Science at Keene High School, received the Outstanding Educator Award for the year 2010. Graham Gitchell, a teacher of Science at Keene High School, received the Outstanding Educator Award for the year 2009.
 2008 Outstanding Educator 2007 Outstanding Educator 2006 Outstanding Educator
 Jonathan Perry, a teacher of English and American Studies at Keene High School, received the Outstanding Educator Award for the year 2008.  Irene Cheek, an English teacher at Keene High School, received the Outstanding Educator Award for the year 2007.  Marshall Davenson, a science teacher at Keene High School, received the Outstanding Educator Award for the year 2006.
2005 Outstanding Educator 2004 Outstanding Educator  2003 Outstanding Educator
 Terry Mattson, department chair for the KHS Life Education Department, received the Outstanding Educator award for 2005
 
 Kelly Budd, an English teacher at Keene High School. She is also faculty advisor for the award-winning KHS yearbook and the Video Club productions.  Tina McLaughlin, a teacher in the English department, was the recipient of the 2003 award. Activities include a strong connection with drama and the stage. She also participates in the Future Educators Program.
2002 Outstanding Educator  2001 Outstanding Educator 2000 Educator of the Year
 Cliff Lerner, 2002 award winner, is a teacher of honors and advanced placement biology and molecular genetics. John Amstein, a teacher of physics at Keene High School.   Barbara Ware, head of the Keene High School math department, was the first recipient of the award given by the KHS Alumni Fund, Inc.

 

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