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The Kent Education Excellence Partnership (KEEP) endeavors to provide a forum for teachers to grow professionally.


2022 Conference

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In-person kickoff meeting: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center

  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • An evening of learning, fellowship, and sweet treats
  • Featuring Dr. Tim Rasinski at 6:30 p.m.

Online conference: Wednesday, August 3 through Monday, September 5, 2022

  • 100% online and asynchronous sessions
  • Unlimited access to sessions
  • CEUs and graduate credit options are available 

Conference information

Questions? Contact pd@kent.edu


KEEP is a Partnership between Kent State University and Local School Districts

  • Aurora City Schools
  • Barberton City Schools
  • Cuyahoga Falls City Schools
  • Field Local Schools
  • Kent City Schools
  • Nordonia Hills City Schools
  • Norton City Schools
  • Ravenna City Schools
  • Revere Local Schools
  • Springfield Local Schools
  • Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools
  • Streetsboro City Schools
  • Tallmadge City Schools

About The Kent Education Excellence Partnership (KEEP)

Since its inception in 2010, The Kent Education Excellence Partnership, or KEEP, endeavors to provide a forum for teachers to grow professionally. This commitment is enacted in several ways: supporting teaching excellence by facilitating critical conversations, inquiry into, and reflection upon practice; supporting teacher leadership by providing ongoing professional development to teacher leaders who then share lessons and resources with other educators; and supporting P-16 collaboration by convening school staff within multiple districts, including university faculty in support of teaching excellence and leadership. KEEP Academy accomplishes this goal by co-planning an annual conference administrated by the Office of Professional Development and Outreach in Kent State’s College of Education, Health, and Human Service and hosted by one of our member school districts. 

KEEP Co-Directors:
Dr. Lisa Testa, etesta@kent.edu
Dr. Mandy Cenker, mcenker@kent.edu