Keiko has lived on Salt Spring Island for approximately 40 years and still has a decade or so to go before she can legitimately call herself an islander. During that time, she has worked as a server, pharmacy assistant, teacher, and principal. She expresses herself through art and writing – most notably pencil drawings and haiku.
Keiko has been an educator with a special interest in literacy throughout her career. She retired four years ago after 30 years as a teacher and principal in School District #64. She is certified to teach Secondary English and History but has been lucky to have had an opportunity to teach all grades in her career. Keiko realized early on that reading effectively and communicating deeply are integral to a person’s success both in school and in life.
The opportunity to be able to support the children in her district in an area that is close to her heart is one that Keiko is grateful for.