Welcome to my home page, I'm Keith Polus and I teach Industrial Education. My grandfather was a carpenter, my father was a carpenter, and I am a carpenter. Along with loving to work with tools in my hands, I have earned a B.A. Degree in Public Speaking from Winona State University. I have earned a B.A. Degree in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. I have earned a B.S. Degree in Communication and Theater Arts from Winona State. I have extensive experience in the theater department and have enjoyed every performance. I have earned a Masters Degree in Education and Instruction from Southwest Minnesota State. I have earned the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt, Shichidan, in Judo and Jujitsu and have taught in the martial arts for over 30 years earning, Instructor of the Year with the United States Martial Arts Association in 2007. I have worked as a carpenter for over 35 years and I have been a high school teacher for 9 years before walking away from public education. I was the shop foreman for the Theater Department at St. Mary's University in Winona. I am pleased to be back working here at Dover-Eyota High School as your Industrial Tech Teacher. Below is my beautiful family, my wife Marybeth and our three children, Ellie, Molly and Levi. Marybeth is in the medical profession. Ellie is an English teacher in Lewiston. Molly is an Art teacher in Pequot Lakes Minnesota and Levi is an RN with Mayo.
Below is my daughter Molly who is an Art Teacher at Pequot Lakes High School and she is a world renowned Chain Saw Artist! She has competed in the Australian World Championships, The U.S. Nationals and other prestigious events to create beautiful works of art. She started her journey in education right here at Dover-Eyota High School as a student teacher with Mrs." Mike", back in 2005. She spent the day with us at Dover-Eyota High School to share with us the "Art of the Chain Saw". Fred Rogers once said;
"One of the most important thing adults can do is to do what they love in front of kids". Molly and I believe this to be true!