Jeff Kattan, Ed.D., has been the middle school principal since 2014. As a proud KO graduate (class of ‘88) his focus has always been on helping middle school students take advantage of the excellent education that is offered at Keystone Oaks.
Under his leadership, building resiliency, persistence and grit has become more of a central theme in an effort to build character and lifelong skills in all of the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.
Over the past few years, the middle school has been addressing anti-bullying, the culture, and climate of the middle school through the use of School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS) and No Place For Hate. These programs have offer opportunities for the students to become involved and lead the rest of the student body. Throughout the school year, students are developing and implement programs within the school to develop relationships that are positive and caring.
The middle school counselors have also taking on the task of working with these groups to host “Mix-It-Up” lunches. These lunches create opportunities to meet new friends, play some games, interact, and eat nachos. The middle school is focused on the development of social and emotional skills in student d