Phone: 573-747-8158


Degrees and Certifications:

Education:  Southeast Missouri State University Major: Master of Arts Secondary Administration  Central Methodist University Major: Bachelor of Science Elementary/Special Education Southwest Baptist University Major: Bachelor of Science Religious Education

Ms. Karen Shirley

My name is Karen Shirley. I have been teaching in a special education classroom at Humboldt for the past 5 years. I work with students with a variety of needs. I am blessed to have the help of 2 amazing instructional care aids in my classroom. We work hard each day to meet the physical, social, emotional, and educational needs of all our students.  Prior to teaching in SLPS, I taught in the North St. Francois County School District for 9 years. 



    Virtual Classroom Information:

    Microsoft Classroom Information:

    • How to access my account:
      • Download the Microsoft Teams app
      • Login to the student account using the student login information that has been provided to each student


    • Student Work Expectations:
      • Students will receive weekly Some will be virtual and some will be in the packets provided on Thursdays. I will be at Humboldt every Thursday from 8:00am -3:00pm to exchange work for your student. If you are unable to make it to the building during this time please let me know and I will make arrangements to make the exchange.  
      • All assignments will be due on Thursdays.


    • Class Meetings
      • We will have a class meeting every morning at 9:15 to take attendance and set the tone for the day. These meetings will be facilitated through our Microsoft Teams classroom (Shirley Cross Cat).
    • Each student has a schedule of when they will be in virtual class with me. During their independent work time, students will have access to work with Ms. Jackson, Ms. Mosley, and/or Ms. Banks for help. This will be similar to what we would do in the classroom.