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Mrs. Karen Weber

Karen WeberKindergarten Teacher

Contact:

(717) 763-7811 ext. 1341

weber.k@harrisburgacademy.org

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Education:

Master's degree in teaching (special education) from University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Bachelor's degree from Dickinson College

 

The Biggest Advantage to Teaching at an Independent School:

Being encouraged to take the time and flexibility to create a caring learning community in the classroom, to address social issues, and to investigate student questions as they arise in teachable moments.

Why I Love Harrisburg Academy:

We have a strong sense of collegiality among the teachers and staff as we integrate our themes and lessons across disciplines helping our students make unique and long-lasting learning connections. We are dedicated to getting to know our students very well to help them set and reach goals and continually stretch and enrich their learning.


A Memorable Moment at the Academy:

One memorable moment is when we were studying "The Gingerbread Man." We read many versions of this classic story and at the end of our study, we created gingerbread people in our classes. Mr. Joyce, our director of food service, baked them, but when we went down to the Gallery to collect them, they were gone! We traveled all over the school where helpful students and staff members showed us the direction they thought our gingerbread had run. Well, finally we found them back in our classroom! It was magical!

My Favorite Book:

One of my favorite books is a beautiful picture book titled, "The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Jeff Brumbeau and illustrated by Gail de Marcken. This story is about a quiltmaker who teaches a selfish king about using our gifts and talents to be generous and help others. The prequel, "The Quiltmaker's Journey," is equally as powerful.

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