CMS staff profile: Karen Kowach

Karen Kowach

What is your job title? Paraprofessional

Number of years in profession: 1 year

How did you get into this profession? I taught preschool for 10 years. I've always wanted to work with children one on one because my daughter has disabilities.

What is the most challenging part of your job? Picking up the pieces when one of my students needs added support.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? When one of my students improves in an area.

What is a teaching tool or method that is unique to you? A computer is one of my teaching tools that I find unique.

Briefly describe your most heartwarming teaching/student experience. My most heartwarming experience is when one of my students comes to me and gives me a hug.

What are your favorite activities when you are not at school? My favorite activities are camping, cooking, being with my family, going to the pool and walking.

What is one thing about your profession that you wish the public at large understood? That not every student is the same and that they are their own person.

What do you like most about Craig Middle School? I really enjoy working with our staff and with my one-on-one students.

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