• Teacher: Keil Hileman
  • Subject: Archeology
  • School: Monticello Trains Middle School, Mill Valley High School, De Soto High School
  • Awarded: April 2012

Teacher Bio - De Soto School District instructor Keil Hileman currently teaches archeology at Monticello Trails Middle School, and both Mill Valley and De Soto High Schools. According to students and colleagues alike, Hileman brings relevancy and excitement to his archeology lessons by shedding light on the past through use of the most recent technological tools available for the trade. He also shares his passion with members of the community, opening his classroom for after-hours discussions with scout troops and history buffs.

Representatives from Perceptive Software and the University of Kansas School of Engineering presented Hileman with the $1,500 Educating Excellence award check during a special assembly at Monticello Trails Middle School on March 28, 2012.