As a commanding officer in the United States Air Force, volunteer parent, and school board member, Michael Keaton has proudly served his country and community for the last 30 years.

Currently a senior manager in the defense industry, Michael served 20 years in the Air Force as an F-16 fighter pilot, where he also taught as an instructor and commanded a formal training school for aircrew.

Michael has also served as a volunteer dad for the Edgerton Elementary “Watchdogs” and acted as a legislative liaison for Puyallup School District PTA. He has also motivated and taught kids as a coach for a youth basketball team and a Challenger League Baseball team for disabled children.

Our Mission

We are committed to continue serving in the best interest of our students, teachers and faculty, and the entire community.

“I’m very proud to have been a fighter pilot and have served our nation, but the most important thing I’ve ever done is raise good-hearted, thoughtful children. I believe our children are capable of exceeding even their own expectations...I’m honored to have served on the board and bring a focus on fiscal management, improving safety and security, and lowering class sizes.”
— Michael Keaton

What we’ve helped to achieve

  • With tremendous community support, our Elementary School Bond passed at 69.1%

  • Through unprecedented management of the Elementary School Bond, we delivered on the 7 promised projects and will actually complete 13 projects, while also clearing a 12-year backlog of building maintenance and eliminated the need for a junior high specific bond. 

  • Our 5-year plan is to reduce the impact of public schools on our community property tax rates once the high schools are updated and secure.

  • Through focused partnership with local law enforcement, adding School Resource Officers, and strategic placement of cameras and securing entrances, our security is now the model. Other districts come to us to see how it’s done.

Michael with his F-16

Michael with his F-16

Michael and his daughter

Michael and his daughter