Hello! My name is Karen, and I am an elementary and special educator. I have taught in various schools and settings across the Chicagoland area, with the majority of roles being in elementary schools. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education from Syracuse University. Recently, I earned my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with specializations in Teacher Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University; a lot of my coursework focused on the need for social-emotional learning in schools. I strive to make learning engaging, hands-on, and relevant to students. I want students to feel supported with their learning and to celebrate their successes with them!
I enjoy reading, baking, taking walks outside, and practicing yoga. I also am certified to teach adult and kids yoga! When not teaching, I am a mom to my daughter and also have two dogs.