Karen Swartz

1st Grade Teacher

Education:  Kent State University B.S. in Elementary Education, licensed grades 1  - 8; Walsh University Masters in Education 

Years teaching: 24 years teaching, first year at St. Sebastian Parish School

Hobbies: I enjoy sporting events, especially cheering for Ohio State and spending time with my family and friends.

Why I like teaching: Ever since I was a young girl, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I enjoy teaching and learning with my students every day,  Being a teacher means I can make a difference in the lives of children by helping them learn necessary skills that will last throughout their lives.  I want to share my love of learning and I am committed to the profession by keeping up on the latest trends and research in education.  The field is ever changing and at times, challenging, but yet very rewarding knowing you are helping to make children's lives better with a well-rounded education.