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Early childhood educator

Rita Louise Kehl, American early childhood educator. Certified teacher, Wisconsin. Recipient Golden Apple award Madison Metro. Schools, 1990.


Kehl, Rita Louise was born on January 7, 1948 in Belleville, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Gilbert G. and Ethel L. (Behm) Fischer.


Bachelor of Science in K-8 Education, Illinois State University, 1969; Master of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin, 1988.


Kindergarten teacher, Elmhurst (Illinois) School District, 1969-1970; primary teacher, Chicago Public School District, 1970-1973; head teacher/director, Young Women’s Christian Association Preschool, Hammond, Indiana, 1973-1975; kindergarten teacher, Evansville (Wisconsin) Public Schools, 1976-1977; transitional 1st teacher, Brodhead (Wisconsin) Public Schools, 1977-1980; head teacher, New Morning Nursery School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1980-1986; teacher assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986-1988; head teacher 4-year old program, Madison Metro. School District, since 1988. Consultant Whole Language Association, Madison, since 1992.


  • Certified teacher, Wisconsin.


Leader Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, Madison, 1980-1992. President PTO, Madison, 1983-1985. Member Sister City Organization, Madison, since 1980.

Member Wisconsin Education Association, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Madison Teachers Association, National Association for Education of Young Children, Early Childhood Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, quilting, walking, skiing.


Married Tim Kehl, November 9, 1968. Children: Jenny, Heather.

Gilbert G. Fischer

Ethel L. (Behm) Fischer

Tim Kehl

Heather Kehl

Jenny Kehl