2018 - 2019 District Teacher of the Year

2018 - 2019 District Teacher of the Year
Louis Kelch

We are proud to announce Mr. Louis Kelch as our 2018-19 Plainview Schools Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Kelch currently teaches World History at Plainview High School. Mr. Kelch graduated from East Central University in 1978 with a Bachelors of Education and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration at Central State University in 1984.

He has been teaching and coaching students for 39 years, with the last 5 being at Plainview.  Two of his three children have graduated from Plainview and are currently attending SWOSU and OSU.  His youngest son, Nick is an 8th grader at Plainview Middle School. He has been married to his wife, Tracie for 24 years.

Mr. Kelch enjoys all aspects of the High school experience: the education process, the daily interaction with all of his students, watching students participate in ALL the extra-curricular activities (band, sports, Broadway kids, etc.). He attributes the longevity of his career to the invention of the computer (which replaced the typewriter), and having a child in the 8th grade.    

One of Mr. Kelch’s favorite quotes is by Gandhi.  “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.”  When Mr. Kelch has any free time, he enjoys making breakfast for his family, golfing and spending time reading books.