Campus Elementary 2015 Teacher of the Year - Karen Ferraro

Karen Ferraro
Frostwood Elementary

4th Grade - Language Arts/Social Studies

Education
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches
Postgraduate Studies, Master Reading Teacher Program, 2008-09
Master’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, 2003-05
Bachelor of Arts, Theater and Psychology, 1999-2002
Summa Cum Laude graduate

Teaching History
Frostwood Elementary, 8 years
  • 4th Grade, Language Arts and Social Studies, 2009-11, 2014-15
  • 2nd Grade, 2011-2014
  • Kindergarten, 2007-09
Wilchester Elementary, 1 year
  • Kindergarten
Diocese of Tyler, St. Patrick Catholic School, 2 years
  • Kindergarten, 2003-05

Total Years in Education - 11 years

In her own words . . .

“Teachers need to make time for students to read during the school day. Lessons need to be planned to ensure that time for reading is a priority and that reading is incorporated into all subjects. Reading should not be only an activity for a reading block. Students should read in all subject areas to acquire vocabulary and reading skills across many genres and topics.”

In the words of others . . .

“Mrs. Ferraro is one of the hardest working, generous, kind, compassionate and loyal teachers with whom I have had the good fortune to work. I am humbled to be part of a school that has a community led by such an accomplished and giving person.”
- Ellen Green, Frostwood Elementary Principal

“Karen’s kids leave her class with a love for learning – she excites that in children. I have had parents tell me how much their child has grown while in her classroom. I believe that Karen is a very caring, loving, strong teacher. Our campus is very fortunate to have her.”
- Barbara Perry, Frostwood Elementary

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