Welcome to Mrs. JoEllen O'Keefe, who will serve as the new Superintendent/K-12 Principal of Tekonsha Schools for the 2022-23 school year.

A Letter from Our New Superintendent

Hello to all of the Tekonsha students, staff, and community!

My name is JoEllen O'Keefe, and I am thrilled to let you all know that I will be joining Tekonsha Community Schools as your new Superintendent! This is a full-circle moment for me, as I began my teaching career 20 years ago at Tekonsha!

I first worked as a teacher at Tekonsha part-time for 7 years, teaching elementary, middle school and high school Spanish. I also had the chance to teach speech and even yearbook a few times! I left Tekonsha to take a full-time position at Homer Community Schools, where I taught HS and MS Spanish for four years before transitioning to the HS guidance counselor role. I worked as a counselor for four years, and had the opportunity to move into the Director of Instructional Services role, a position I have held for the last five years. Due to some administrative changes in the last three years, I have also served as an interim MS principal, an interim HS principal, and an interim superintendent. I truly believe that all of these experiences have led me to the chance to come back to Tekonsha in my new role.

My husband, Marty, and I have lived in the Tekonsha Community for almost 22 years, and both of our children attended Tekonsha Community Schools for K-12. Anna graduated in 2018 and Eli graduated in 2020.

Thank you to the Tekonsha Board of Education for placing your faith in me to return to Tekonsha! I look forward to a great 2022-23 school year! I encourage parents to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, either by email at [email protected] or by calling the office at 517-767-4121.


Mrs. JoEllen O'Keefe