Who We Are

KAES is a co-educational day school in Keene, Texas, offering quality academic programs for pre-kindergarden through eighth grade. The school is operated by the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. KAES is a proud member of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, Texas Association of Non-public Schools, NADCA and NCPSA.

Our Mission

The Mission of Keene Adventist Elementary School (KAES) is to be an effective instrument of God working to educate and train students to be balanced, contributing citizens who will have a transforming influence in this world and be prepared for the world to come.

Our Philosophy

KAES believes man and the universe to be the handiwork of a Divine Creator who guides and sustains all. God is considered the Source of all knowledge and wisdom, and His revealed will is the standard of right and truth. With this as its philosophical foundation, KAES endeavors to provide its students with an educational program that leads to a full commitment of their spiritual, intellectual, physical and social resources to the service of God and their fellow man.

The prime purpose for the existence of KAES is to provide a quality education in an atmosphere conducive to the total development of the student. The Christian philosophy, as taught in the classroom and which permeates all services and activities, shall preserve the distinctive personal quality of life and open to each student the development of a satisfying practical religious experience. It is the goal of KAES to prepare individuals who are maturing as Seventh-day Adventist to be productive, worthy citizens.

“Of all the institutions in the world, the school is the most important”

E.G. White

Meet Our Staff

Administration

Todd Coulter

Todd Coulter

Principal
Noemi Samaniago

Mimi Samaniago

Administrative Assistant
Lois Mikesell

Lois Mikesell

Treasurer

Faculty

Amanda Spicer

Amanda Spicer

Pre-Kindergarten
Ruth Just

Ruth Just

Kindergarten
Lorene England
Cheryl Blackburn

Cheryl Blackburn

5th Grade / Science
Sadie Kennedy

Sadie Kennedy

6th Grade / Language Arts
Kim Hutchinson

Kim Hutchinson

7th Grade / Social Studies
John Pauls B.S.

John Pauls

8th Grade / Mathematics
Steve Bradley

Steve Bradley

Physical Education
Zuleica Savinon

Zuleica Saviñon

Music Instructor
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Nelsis Talley

Teacher Asst.

Coaching Staff

Steve Bradley

Steve Bradley

Athletic Director
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Anthony Rosado

Gymnastics
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Marty Samaniego

Girls JH Basketball
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Robert Isreal

Boys JH Basketball
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Dean Waterman

Girls Elementary Basketball
Fernando Planells

Fernando Planells

Boys Elementary Basketball
Chad Hutchinson

Chad Hutchinson

JH Flag Football
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Sam O’dicio

JH Soccer
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Juan Ortiz

Elementary Soccer
David Mora

David Mora

JH Volleyball

Auxiliary Staff

Yvette

Yvette Planells

Librarian, Reading Instructor
Marlene Gilleroth

Marlene Gilleroth

Music Lessons
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Karen Saviñon

Piano Lessons

Cafeteria Staff

Vera Sousa

Vera Sousa

Food Service Director
Maricela Cyr

Maricela Cyr

Food Service Asst.
Blanca Green

Blanca Green

Food Service Asst.
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Interested in Visiting?

We would be happy to schedule a day for you to tour around the school and a chance to visit with your child's potential teacher! Just tell us a little about you, the grade your child will be in and when you would like to visit!