The Day in the Life of Ms. Powell

About Me

Just a girl who loves to spread her aloha by teaching, eating, and seeing new places!

H-E-B Excellence Award

As I finished my SY 21-22, I was presented an awesome award from the H-E-B Excellence in Education. I was a Statewide Semi-Finalist and couldn't have been more excited! It reminded me that all my hard work behind the scenes are paying off.

This year has been a great year for me to grow and try new things. Moving to a new district is never easy and especially when it's in a state you have never taught in. I had the best grade level team that helped me grow as an educator. They were the best group of girls that I could have asked for!

Hey there! My name is Keke Powell and I am a food enthusiast, traveling junkie, and proud educator. I have learned so much in my seven years of teaching and I wanted to share some of my hobbies. I have recently relocated to Texas after 10 years of living in Hawaii. The cost of living continued to rise and felt that it was time to move to a new place. I am excited to be teaching in Boerne, Texas for the 21-22 school year. I am currently teaching second grade and my students are a lot of fun! I am excited to continue my journey as an educator in Texas and grow as a life long learner.

In Hawaii, I was a 5th grade teacher and absolutely loved my job! I have been at the same school and have taught grades 2nd-5th grade. I really enjoy having experiences with many different grade levels. I have bonded with many of my colleagues and have built a life long friendships. I believe I work at the best school and couldn't imagine teaching anywhere else. Math and Science are my two favorite subjects because I enjoy the thrill of trying new things.

When I am not teaching, you can find me in the kitchen. This passion came along when I first started dating my boyfriend Jeff. He had his own kitchen and thought to myself that I want to be an amazing chef one day. The longer we dated, the more I wanted to keep cooking over and over again. I don't like going out to eat and eating a meal that didn't taste very well. I always thought about how I could make it better. I knew that even if I made something that didn't taste very good, then he would still eat it with a smile on his face. Now I can pretty much make anything from scratch! My parents enjoy having me home for the summers because they get to eat good.

Lastly, I LOVE to travel! I have seen many new places and try to travel at least four times a year. I believe life is short and we have to make the best of it. I am blessed that I have found a group of friends that like to travel as much as I do. We call ourselves the Aina Fam! This name came up one day because we all think of each other as family. Aina means island. They really are my island family! I wouldn't trade them for anything.