About Teacher App
Degrees and Certifications:
I currently hold my Montessori Certification and Early Childhood Degree.
Mrs. Karen Hale
Just a few words about myself so you can get to know me a bit better. I have been teaching for about 22 years, mostly at the Pre-K level. I have been in both the private and public sector of education spending about 16 years in Montessori Education (Pedagogy). My heart is happiest when in a Montessori Classroom as I have seen the benefits of such an Educational System.
I began my teaching career in South Carolina and moved to Illinois in 1995. I have met some wonderful people along my journey and have thoroughly enjoyed my time where I now live. I am very fortunate to be able to "work" in the area I love the most-Education of our young children. My husband takes care of our chickens and our home in Venedy, Illinois as I travel to the classroom on a daily basis. I have one daughter, Sabrina and 2 grandsons (her boys) that are my heart. The boys are both in college, one is in Charleston, SC and one is at Duke in NC. I also have 3 step sons, one is in Ohio, one is in SC and the other is in Illinois. I have numerous grandchildren and great grands. I am grateful for Facetime or Duo that allow us to talk to our families spread throughout our country.
Besides teaching at Washington Montessori I also run the PSR Program (Sunday School) at my church. I have been involved in this program since 2000. There is such a need to help fill our lives with positive things and for me helping someone learn about their Faith fills this in my life.