Thank You, Mrs. Keyser!

Joanna KeyserPlease join us in sending warm wishes to Mrs. Joanna Keyser as she celebrates retirement. Mrs. Keyser began teaching at Carlisle School in 1999 after teaching in the public schools for 16 years. She served as the Middle School Math Teacher and Math Department Head.  She has a B.S. from Radford University and is licensed to teach General Mathematics and Home Economics. Mrs. Keyser also has completed additional course work in the development of the middle school student and concept from the University of Virginia. 

Mrs. Keyser has always made an effort to build strong relationships with families and students at Carlisle to help them understand the importance of how math is used in everyday life. She and her husband, Steve, are the proud parents of two Carlisle School graduates, Sarah Beth ’06, and Zachary ’10. They also have two granddaughters. Enjoy your retirement, Mrs. Keyser! 

Enjoy a video tribute from our students, faculty, administrators, and alums. 

Read on to see well-wishes from students, parents, and colleagues. If you would like to add a message to this post, please email development@carlisleschool.org.

“Congratulations on your retirement, Joanna.  I have enjoyed working with all these years.  Middle School will be a different place without your smile.  Your time is now yours – enjoy every moment!  – Tracy Guebert, Parent & Librarian

“I wanted to think you for everything you did for me, even though it was my first year at Carlisle School. I remember when I first walked into the classroom, and I said: “Good morning, how are you doing?” I was scared the first day, but you made me feel I was welcomed, and I really do thank you, and I did not know I would be getting a text saying that you are leaving, I wanted you to stay and help me do my math and help me get better. You were the best teacher I ever had. And I thank you for being my teacher for my first year at Carlisle School! I remember every time class was over, your favorite quote was, “Remember to be kind to one another, see you tomorrow.” I really really really thank you for everything you did for me, and thanks for all the help, and support! I love you, Mrs. Keyser, and have fun on your retirement! Carlisle Chief Forever! -Camden Holland, Student
“Joanna, I will never forget the time that you and Rhonda volunteered to help me grocery shop for the Back to School Picnic. We had the best time speed-shopping at Aldi with mounded up carts that looked like we had been playing Supermarket Sweep. That was such a fun afternoon getting to know you better and seeing your on-point Aldi shopping skills! You are always so happy, kind, and welcoming to everyone you encounter. Enjoy your retirement, and I hope to see you out on the lake trail soon.” – Jennifer Doss, Resource Development and Marketing Director
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