Superintendent's Message

John R. Keeler, Ed.D.


Dr. John Keeler has served as Superintendent of Buena Vista City Schools since July 2013. He oversees the school system, which is the second largest employer in Buena Vista, with more than 1,000 students, over 100 teachers and staff, and an annual operating budget of over $10 million.

Since joining the community, Dr. Keeler has re-energized the school division and brought back what it means to "Be a Blue!"

Dr. Keeler's career began as an earth science teacher and a coach. Passionate about education, he decided to earn an advanced degree in educational leadership. Prior to coming to Buena Vista, Dr. Keeler served as Assistant Superintendent in Mecklenburg County Public Schools.


A Message From the Superintendent:


A new school year provides us with a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students. We are extremely fortunate to live in Buena Vista, a community that values education. As we begin our school year, please know that it takes exceptional staff, informed parents and involved community members to create the best possible environment for learning.

My commitment to you is that this school division will continue to strive to provide the best education possible so that our children will be inspired to learn and to understand their potential. The students of Buena Vista City Public Schools are our future. They must become skillful and thoughtful citizens who are equipped to play central roles in our community and our nation. Student achievement is our highest priority and we will align resources to ensure success for every student.

Our faculty and staff are highly qualified and dedicated to serving our student population. We are also fortunate to have a supportive and involved parent community.

I wish you the most enjoyable and successful school year yet as our students learn, achieve and grow. Thank you for allowing Buena Vista City Public Schools to provide your child's educational needs.


John R. Keeler

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