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Keith Pellak

Sixth Grade Teacher

Keith was born in Doylestown and lived in and visited many places that have influenced his love for different cultures. He lived in a few places in Pennsylvania, South Florida, central Texas, and the Big Island of Hawaii, where he graduated from high school.

He started college at Montgomery County Community College and spent quite a few years there until he figured out what he wanted to do. He started working with children at the Pottstown YMCA childcare program and fell in love with teaching. While attending Kutztown University, he worked at the Indian Valley YMCA childcare program where he continues to work during the summer. After graduating from Kutztown with a B.S. in elementary education K-6, he worked as a substitute teacher and as an elementary paraprofessional for Perkiomen Valley School District. He served as a reading and math paraprofessional for grades 1-5, an ES paraprofessional for grades 3-5, and a learning support paraprofessional for sixth grade. He also spent two years working as a personal care assistant for a student with autism and was a long-term substitute for fourth grade at Seven Generations.

Keith was drawn to education while working at the Pottstown YMCA. Intrigued by a five-year-old girl everyone else had dismissed as a “bad” kid, he was able to build a relationship with her and to gain her trust. The day he became “sold” on teaching was when she read aloud to him and persevered when she got to a difficult part. Seeing her determination, and all the good that was in this “bad” child, made him want to help bring out the best in all children. Ever since Keith read the mission of Seven Generations Charter School, he’s wanted to be a part of it. The theory of getting students outside to learn and problem solve is a large part of his vision of education, so he is very excited to be here and thankful to be part of this great school family.

Keith loves spending his free time with his wife and two beautiful children. They like to do things outside, and his son is into all kinds of sports. Keith likes to watch the Phillies and the Eagles and to attend the rare live Phillies game with his family. His other main interest is cars. He loves working on them and really enjoys driving. Sometimes, he plays Xbox with his brother who was stationed in Italy but has since moved closer. It’s a great way for them to stay connected and to do something when not together.

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