As part of their commitment to education, and to celebrate teachers in the Renton School District, each month members of Rotary Club of Renton selects a few teachers as Teacher of the Month.
As part of the recognition, teachers attend Rotary’s Teacher of the Month recognition luncheon held at the Maplewood Golf Course. Each teacher is introduced, makes a brief comment about the school and classroom, and receives $250 to be used for classroom supplies or instructional materials.
February Teachers of the Month are:
First Grade Teacher at Renton Park Elementary
Chamberlain attended college at Washington State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
Before becoming a teacher, Chamberlain helped coach a cheer team that served kids with special needs and she worked as a barista during her college years. In her spare time, she likes to travel and enjoys snowboarding during the winter months.
This is Chamberlain’s second year working for the Renton School District.
Third Grade Teacher at Kennydale Elementary
Keil attended Seattle Pacific University where she earned a degree in special education. She is continuing her education at Grand Canyon University in Arizona to receive a master’s in teaching.
Outside of work, Keil enjoys taking care of her family, traveling, house projects and living her best life.
She has taught in Renton School District for 19 years.
English Language Learners Teacher at Dimmitt Middle
Pilapil attended the University of Washington where he earned a vachelor’s degree in history, then continued at the University of Washington to earn a master’s degree in teaching.
Before teaching he worked at the Wing Luke Museum as their Youth Program Coordinator. Pilapil loves playing soccer, cooking, gardening and exercising.
He has been a teacher in Renton for five years.