##### Baylor University

Elementary Education

##### Lamar University

Master's
### Education

Baylor University (Elementary Education)

Lamar University (Master's)

##### About Kara

Hi guys! I have taught elementary school for nine years. My experience includes teaching at both public and charter schools in the DFW and Austin areas. I have taught fourth and fifth grade students the majority of my time in the classroom. Additionally, I have experience teaching 3rd grade as a student teacher as well as small groups of first and second graders during college. Creating a love of learning in students is such a joy as I am a lifelong learner myself!

I love teaching math through songs, games, mnemonic devices and hands-on experiences. Growing up math did not come easily to me. However, when I started teaching I realized that there are dozens of ways to learn various math concepts. I enjoy finding out which strategies work for individual student needs.

I love to read! I am a strong believer that anyone can fall in love with reading. It might take some digging to find the right match, but once it happens the students are typically hooked! Watching my students laugh out loud or smile while reading is one of my favorite parts of being a classroom teacher!

My nine years of experience has allowed me many opportunities to help students achieve success. One of my favorite examples of this is from my time at KIPP: Austin College Prep. When I started there we had 60% of our fifth graders reading at a third grade reading level or below. After one year, 90% of students were on grade level.

Please reach out anytime with any questions. I'm excited to learn and grow with some new individuals! :)
Hi guys! I have taught elementary school for nine years. My experience includes teaching at both public and charter schools in the DFW and Austin areas. I have taught fourth and fifth grade students the majority of my time in the classroom. Additionally, I have experience teaching…
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