Mrs. Karen Perry

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Mrs. Karen Perry

Welcome to First Grade! I am so excited to be your teacher this year!!

Here is a little information about me: 

I am a Salem County Native and grew up in Carney's Point, NJ. After graduating from Penns Grove High School, I attended Rowan University where I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduating from there, I was hired in 1998 to teach 1st grade in the Penns Grove-Carneys Point School District. It was an amazing experience to teach in the same school district as many of the wonderful and inspiring teachers that taught me when I was growing up.  During this time,  I attended graduate school and earned a Masters Degree in Reading along with a Reading Specialist certification.

In 2008,  I made the tough decision to leave my job as a first grade teacher in order to stay at home to take care of our new baby.  During this time, our family moved to the Woodstown-Pilesgrove area and I made friends with many inspiring people and became very active as a volunteer in our community. In 2013, I was fortunate to be hired as an Achieve teacher at Mary S. Shoemaker school.  This marked the beginning of my amazing journey as part of the Shoemaker Family! After being an Achieve teacher for one year, I had the wonderful opportunity to teach 4th grade and 2nd grade! This year I am excited to be teaching 1st grade!!   

I am eager to start this school year and to learn all about my new 1st grade friends!  I know it will be a fantastic year!!