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Paula Kellerer Named 2018 Outstanding Educator

Paula Kellerer Named Educator of the Year
Posted on 04/10/2018
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Dr. Paula Kellerer, superintendent of the Nampa School District, is the recipient of this year’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator Award from Northwest Nazarene University. The award will be presented at an April 26 reception with Kellerer as the keynote speaker.

Dr. Kellerer received her Ph.D. and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from University of Idaho, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University, and her B.A. in mathematics education from NNU. In addition, she served as department chair and dean at Northwest Nazarene University from 2010-2017, with her most recent position being dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (2013-2017).

She was selected to lead the Nampa School District in 2017. In this position, Dr. Kellerer oversees administration and supervision of the district’s instructional programs and services, with an emphasis on collaboration, innovation and choice.

The L.E. Wesche award recipient is nominated and selected by an advisory council composed of current and emeriti NNU education department faculty. The committee considers the candidates’ positive impact on the field of education extending beyond the classroom or office, how they have been a catalyst for change and their representation of the NNU ideals of scholarship in a Christian context, quality leadership and service to the profession.