Meet Mrs. Keller

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
1st Grade Teacher

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
Education: BAE Wayne State College, 1988
Work History:

  • 1988-1989 - Taught Kindergarten at David City St. Mary's, David City, NE
  • 1989-1999 - Taught Kindergarten at Christ the King, Omaha
  • 2008-2009 - Taught PreK at Imagine and Explore Preschool, Omaha

What do you love about your job?
I love the friendships I have made with colleagues and parents, being able to share my faith, shaping and transforming young lives, and the relationship I have with my first graders.

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
St. Francis of Assisi

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.): My husband, Steve and I have been married for 26 years. My oldest, Christian (25), lives in Omaha and works at Children's Hospital in the Radiology Department and is hoping to go to dental school. My daughter, Maggie (23) attends graduate school at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO, and will complete her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in December. My youngest, Ben (21) attends UNL, Majoring in Forensics. He built the "Buddy Benches" that are on the SSM playground and field (Boy Scout Eagle Project). We are SSM parishioners, and our children all attended SSM School. We also have a Malshipoo named Ziggy!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader!

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Cotton Candy

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I love to dance! I was a cheerleader in high school, on the Drill Team in college, and an Omaha Racers Silk for the semi-pro basketball team the Omaha Racers in the 90's. I dance in the classroom a lot.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Take long walks, hang out with family and friends, go to the movies.

What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
Support your child's teacher. We need each other! We are a TEAM and together we can guarantee success for your child. Also, make sure your child knows that Jesus loves him/her. Pray together.