Phone: 314-772-4545


Degrees and Certifications:

o Bachelor of Arts in Deaf and Hard of Hearing B-12 o Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Grades 1-6 o Master of Education in Special Education: Cross Categorical

Ms. Karen Forbis

Welcome to my web page!  I am Karen Forbis one of the Special Education Cross-Categorical teachers here at Mann Elementary. I am entering my ninth year of teaching.  In addition to being the Resource teacher for the 2022-2023 school year, I have also taught students on the Autism spectrum, as well as, students diagnosed with Down syndrome and Deaf and/or hard of hearing.  My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University and a Master of Education Degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona.  I hold certifications in Elementary Education, Deaf Education and Special Education: Cross Categorical.  I look forward to providing a safe learning environment for all of my students.


My Office Hours are:  1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Monday-Friday


Contact Information:  Karen Forbis

                                   Mann Elementary

                                   Special Education Teacher


If necessary, we will be using Microsoft Teams again for virtual learning.

Mrs. Forbis Special Education Team