Meighan Keely has worked as an educator at Sunrise Christian Academy for 14 years. In 2015 she took the role of Principal of the junior and senior high school (6th -12th grades). Meighan serves the international students at Sunrise as the designated school official, processing paperwork for admission to the United States. She also partners with the college advisor to assist all students in applying to colleges and making sure each student completes the appropriate courses for graduation. As a teacher, she taught a variety of math and science classes over the past 14 years including 6th grade math, Algebra, Earth/Space Science, and Physics. She considers serving the school as an administrator a privilege but her first calling and love is the classroom. She continues to teach 2 classes, Trigonometry and College Algebra/Trigonometry.
Meighan’s philosophy of education is founded on a mutual understanding, respect, and trust between teachers and students as fellow image bearers of our creator God. It is the responsibility of teachers to foster that relationship by providing instruction that seeks to meet the needs of each learner in the classroom while also requiring a high level of work ethic. It is her prayer that each student will graduate from Sunrise Christian Academy with a passion to be a Godly positive and effective influence in his or her family, community and vocation. To have graduates live out the Core Values embedded in their learning at Sunrise Christian Academy, Belief, Truth Service and Love would be the epitome of success.
Meighan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Wichita State University in 1991. In 2003, she went back to Wichita State to take education classes to begin a teaching career. She is now pursuing her Masters in Education at Covenant College and will graduate in May 2019.
Meighan has been married to Loren for 30 years and they have 3 children: Jessica, Sarah, and Jacob. All three children attended and graduated from Sunrise Christian Academy.