WHS Staff Highlight - Miss Killebrew
Winchester High School is thrilled to present our first (of many) WHS Staff Highlight: Miss Killebrew, affectionately known to students as Miss K! For our first spotlight, we wanted to celebrate Miss K in honor of Spanish Language Day, which was this past Saturday, October 12, as our Spanish teacher of the last seven years.
Miss K is a prime example of Winchester’s ability to “grow our own” workforce as she is a Winchester native and WHS alum. An Illinois College grad, Miss K is compassionate, intelligent, and dedicated. She hopes people remember her most for caring about others.
Not only can Miss K speak and teach the Spanish language, but she’s also had the opportunity to travel to Spain! Spain and Italy are two of the best places she’s traveled for the history, culture, and the delicious food. Some of her other favorites include chips & dip, the tv show “The 100,” and reading. She also still loves traveling, even though she was once hit by a car while in Washington D.C.!
If you run into Miss K out in the wild of Winchester, she will likely have the one thing she can’t live without: her phone. Once upon a time, when she studied abroad, Miss K had to hand off her cell phone and couldn’t contact anyone for 24 hours! She said it was terrifying, but she wouldn’t trade that experience for anything!
When asked to describe herself as a school supply, Miss K said she is most like a pencil. She likes to plan, but also wants to have the flexibility of changing plans if needed, much like using an eraser to fix a mistake.
If Miss K could talk to her 14 year old self, she would tell herself not to be afraid of trying new things and getting out of her comfort zone. Miss K teaches that every day at school, whether she’s teaching kids a new language or teaching them to shine on stage with the drama club.
Happy (belated) Spanish Language Day, Miss K!
Photo Credit: Jack Albers, Spanish IV student