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Mrs. Myndi Keyton Announced as Principal

Christ the King Catholic School is proud to announce Mrs. Myndi Keyton as the new principal. Myndi has been at Christ the King Catholic School for 19 years teaching kindergarten, second, fifth, and sixth grades. She has her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Arkansas Tech University and is certified for preK-6th with middle school endorsements in English, Social Studies, and Science.  Mrs. Keyton is also certified in Apple Connections OG in 3D for dyslexia and Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) for English language learners. She currently serves on the ISPD Steering Committee for Fort Smith Catholic Schools and the Trust and Endowment Committee for Christ the King. She has served as the CTK Student Council Sponsor, the cheerleading sponsor, Religion committee chair, curriculum committee chair, CTK PTO Secretary, Vice President, and President. She also served for two years on the board of the Crisis Center in Fort Smith.

Before coming to CTK, Mrs. Keyton developed, implemented, and taught a domestic violence prevention curriculum to junior high and high school students, law enforcement officers and judges through the Crisis Center. Mrs. Keyton and her husband, Kris, have been parishioners of CTK for 25 years. They have four boys: Jacob (28), Skip (23), Sam (18), and Levi (14) who are all CTK graduates. Mrs. Keyton loves to read, travel, and spend time with her dogs: Loki, Lili, and Chewy.

Mrs. Keyton said “Christ the King holds a very special place in my life. I believe that the strong faith filled foundation provided by CTK prepares children to succeed. I want to be part of making sure that is available for future generations. It is such an exciting time to be principal at Christ the King. Our school turns SEVENTY this year and we are blessed with a dynamic and amazing staff. Christ the King is an extremely special community and I’m honored to be able to work in a place where teaching about God’s love is our first priority.”

In regards to being principal of Chirst the King she said,  “I believe a school should be a safe, nurturing community where high expectations are set for students and staff. As principal, I will assist and guide teachers in helping each student to develop their individual learning style enabling them to reach their full potential. I will maintain high visibility and interaction with students, staff, and the community establishing an environment of respect and collaboration.”