Dear Metropolitan School District of Wabash County parents, guardians, staff, and students,
My name is Mike Keaffaber and I am honored and privileged to be your superintendent. We have a great school district and our staff strive to inspire a community of learners to discover and achieve their passion and potential! I would like to take just a few moments to introduce my family and give you a brief idea of my philosophy of education and life in general.
For my entire life, Wabash County has been home. I graduated from Southwood Jr./Sr. High School and was privileged to have my dad (hero) as my teacher/band director before his unexpected passing in 1987. I graduated from Marion College (IWU now, yes, that makes me old) with an elementary education major. After college, I spent 23 years at Oak Hill United School Corporation as an elementary teacher for ten years and then a principal for thirteen years - four in an elementary and nine at the junior high. I transitioned to MSD of Wabash County being the principal at White’s Jr./Sr. High School and then the principal at Northfield Jr./Sr. High School. I became the Assistant Superintendent of Finance along with the titles of Director of Transportation and Director of Food Service for one year before becoming the superintendent. This is my sixth year as superintendent and fourteenth year at Metropolitan School District of Wabash County.
My wonderful wife of 36 years is the former Susan Schenkel, Northfield Salutatorian alumna, and presently a kindergarten teacher. She is talented in many areas and is the organist at our church. We have two adult children. Our son is married as of December 19, 2020.
I trust you will find me very approachable and have somewhat of a simplistic philosophy of life and education: Work Hard and Be Nice which was instilled in me by my dad. There is much that goes into this philosophy, but it is one that can make anyone successful!
Finally, I am excited for the opportunity in 2021-2022 to work with the students, staff, parents, and community at Metropolitan School District of Wabash County.
MSD of Wabash County