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About Mr. Keller

I was born and raised in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, near St. Cloud.  I graduated from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School in 1998, enrolled at North Dakota State University and became a walk-on runner for the school's cross country and track teams.  In 2003, I graduated with honors from NDSU with a degree in physical education and minor in health education.
 
In the summer of 2003 I moved to Albuquerque, NM and started work as the athletic director, physical education teacher, cross country, and track & field coach at East Mountain High School.  My time at EMHS was awesome, as I was able to create my own PE program and coach some awesome teams and athletes.  After much contemplation, I decided to pursue further education at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT, starting in the fall of 2007.
 
At UM I held many roles.  I was a graduate student, pursuing my master's degree in health and human performance.  I also taught several fitness courses each semester and was a teaching assistant for many academic courses as well. Lastly, I served as a graduate assistant coach for the UM cross country and track teams, mainly working with the distance runners.
 
I graduated from UM with a master's degree in health and human performance in the spring of 2009 and begain teaching for Missoula County Public Schools.  For three years (2009-2012), I taught health enhancment at Willard School, the MCPS alternative high school for students who struggled at other schools.  My position was only part time at Willard School, so I also taught PE at Washington Middle School to 6th graders during the 2009-10 school year and for two school years (2010-2012) health enhancment at Big Sky High School.  During my time at MCPS, I still served as the volunteer assistant coach for the UM cross country and track teams.  Despite enjoying my time in Missoula, I still kept in contact with EMHS and keeping track of the progress made at the school.
 
In the spring of 2012, the physical education position opened at EMHS.  I applied and was hired!!  I look forward to continuing what I started back in 2003 in the PE, cross country, track, and athletic departments.  I am gracious that the school wanted me back and will work diligently to provide the best programs in New Mexico.
 
On a personal note, in graduate school at UM, I met and began dating Christiana Ricci.  We married on August 11, 2012.  We now have 2 children, Micah (born December 2014) and Annie (July 2017).  Christiana is currently the Associate Director of Disability Services at Central New Mexico Community College.
 
 
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