Mrs. Amy Keller Honored as an ACE Exemplary School Champion

In modern high schools, the need for guidance extends beyond academic excellence. As students navigate the choices that will shape their futures, having a guiding hand can make all the difference. This is where Amy Keller, Career Education Specialist at Quaker Valley High School, steps in, helping students discover the skills and dispositions required for life after high school.

Dr. Deborah Riccobelli, the principal of the school where Keller serves, spoke highly of her contributions: "With her passion for student success and extensive knowledge of the wayfinding process, Amy Keller has transformed how students explore their futures. Her commitment to their growth and development is evident in the countless success stories of QVHS students who have benefited from her guidance and connection to opportunities such as ACE Mentoring."

Recently, Keller was honored by the ACE Mentor Program of America, an initiative founded in 1994 that focuses on workforce development by connecting high school students with professionals in architecture, construction, and engineering. This no-cost program offers students a range of exciting opportunities, providing mentorship for students through high school and into full-time employment.

Keller began her work as the Career Education Specialist in 2017 and has spent the last 6 years reimagining what workforce and post-secondary readiness looks like for the students of Quaker Valley.

For Keller, the recognition by ACE Mentor is not just an accolade but a testament to the power of relationships developed through commitment to students' personalized visions of success. "Being recognized by ACE Mentor is truly an honor. It reaffirms the importance of mentorship in supporting our youth towards fulfilling and rewarding futures," Keller remarked. 

Dr. Tammy Andreyko, the superintendent, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the broader impact of Keller's work on the educational landscape. "Amy's passion for career education has not only benefited our students but has also contributed significantly to our school's overall mission of preparing future-ready graduates."

Amy Keller's journey as a Career Education Specialist is a shining example of how passion, dedication, and mentorship can pave the way for a brighter future. Through her efforts, she continues to inspire and empower the next generation of professionals, bridging the gap between education and industry with unwavering commitment and enthusiasm.