KCKCC inducts Hileman to education Hall of Fame
Keil Hileman is among five educators recently inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame.
The gala induction ceremony was at the Jewell Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Hileman, the 2004 Kansas Teacher of the Year, teaches American history, museum connections at Monticello Trails Middle School. This year he began teaching an honors archeology and artifacts course for juniors and seniors at Mill Valley and De Soto high schools.
During his tenure in De Soto USD 232 Hileman has received numerous awards and honors. He was honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award in 2007. This summer, Hileman was presented with the Dolly Parton Chasing Rainbows award.
Other 2010 inductees are Thomas Burke, president of the community college; Thomas M. Bloch, an inner city teacher and former CEO of H&R Block; Jim Dougherty, director of DeLaSalle Education Center; and Cheryl Brown Henderson, whose father was involved in the famous Brown vs. the Topeka Board of Education case.