Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. History M.A. Early Intervention & Deaf Education Certificatied in Deaf Education (birth-21 years) Certified in Early Childhood education (preK-3rd)
Hello, Sigel families! My name is Kara Kirchherr and I am so excited to be working at Sigel in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing department! I am a St. Louis native who grew up and went to school in University City. I have a B.A. in history from Truman State University and a M.A. in Early Intervention and Deaf Education from Fontbonne University. I am certified in Deaf Education (ages birth-21 years) and have my secondary certification in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3rd grade). For 12 years I taught at an early childhood education center as an Early Head Start teacher working with infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged students. This is my third year with St. Louis Public Schools and I am so excited to meet my students and their families for a great school year! I live in University City, and am very close to my parents, sister, and 10-year-old nephew who live nearby. I love hiking in the beautiful St. Louis outdoors (especially in my favorite season - the fall), reading books, and drinking lots of loose-leaf tea!