Dr. Daniel Keilman, of Chesterton, was honored with the 2012-2013 United Way
Success By 6 Service to Children award at the recent 2013 United Way of
Porter County Campaign Celebration.
Dr. Keilman has been a lifelong educator and advocate for children and
families, as well as a mentor who has served as a teacher, counselor,
principal, and college professor in the Northwest Indiana education system.
Most notably he served as principal in the Duneland School Corporation. It
was during this time that he learned of a dynamic program geared toward
teaching child development practices to families, Parents as Teachers. The
program helps parents understand, identify, assist and promote age
appropriate development in their children.
Dr. Keilman became certified in this subject and returned to Chesterton to
develop the first Parents as Teachers program in Northwest Indiana. Today
this is the longest running Parents as Teachers program in the state and
spans 25 years.
The Parents as Teachers of Porter County program is funded in part by the
United Way Success By 6 Initiative.
Dr. Keilman has been tireless in serving the Northwest Indiana community
and, although retired, holds memberships in several civic organizations
including the Chesterton-Porter Rotary, Duneland Family YMCA, Duneland
Exchange Club, Kiwanis, Duneland Education Foundation and the board of the
Duneland Resale Shop. He is also a Steering Committee Member for the Success
By 6 program and remains active as an adjunct professor at Indiana
United Way of Porter County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of
the Porter County community through financial and volunteer resource
development. United Way invests in three core strategies: education,
financial stability, and health. The agency helps over 60,000 Porter County
residents each year to build better lives.
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