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Kristi Varner, English Language Arts


1995 Graduated Marceline High School

2000 Graduated Missouri State University with a BS in Education English major

2006 Graduated William Woods University with a Master’s in Secondary Education

I started my career as an English teacher at Marceline High School in 2001. I taught 7-9 Language Arts and coached middle school track and basketball. In 2006 I transferred to Brookfield High School where I taught HS English and Drama. I coached middle school softball, basketball, track, and directed the HS play. I also taught English adjunct classes for North Central Missouri College from 2008-2010. I left the teaching profession in 2011 to pursue a career in business. I worked from 2011-2015 for The Living Well Company where I started out in Advertising. During my tenure for The Living Well Company,  I worked my way to VP of Sales and International Wholesale. In 2015 I returned to my true passion; teaching! I taught HS English and Dual Credit English at Carrollton High School and was the HS Asst. softball coach.


This is my 3rd year at Keytesville and I LOVE IT!  All my students, along with the Student Council, are working to enhance the Positive Attitudes in the school!  It is our goal to create an environment where everyone feels safe; we encourage acts of kindness!

English Language Arts Activities

Dark Romanticism Literature Unit

The 11th Grade Language Arts class has been learning about the Romanticism/Dark Romanticism period.  They analyzed poetry by Emily Dickinson, read the Scarlet Letter by …

Novel Projects

Students in grades 8-11 recently completed their unit on novels.  As part of the project, each grade level read a novel by a famous author.  …

YouTube Positive Videos

Follow this link and click Subscribe to follow "Positive Acts". These videos focus on the positive acts that our students are doing here at Keytesville, …

High Five Friday, Student Council

Student Council decided in their last meeting to follow along with the Random Acts of Kindness that we are doing in my class. They voted …

Acts of Kindness

The Positive 48 and the Random Acts of Kindness is off to a great start! We have amazing kids here at Keytesville; our kids are …

Me Bag Presentations

The students presented their "Me Bag's" in front of the class during English. The assignment required them to bring a bag/box that described something about …


Pictures from the BK vs. Southwest softball game Thursday August 24, 2017. Final Score 6-4 BK record is now 2-0