Welcome Karen Skalsky to Crest!

We’d like to welcome Karen Skalsky as our new World Language teacher!

My name is Karen Skalsky and I’m thrilled to join the Prairie Crest community as a world language teacher!  I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, completing my K-12 education in the Cedar Rapids School District and graduating from Jefferson High School in 2000.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Coe College in 2004, with a 5-12 Spanish teaching endorsement, and a minor in music.  I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, and I spent a semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain in 2002.  I returned to Coe College in 2011 to complete the requirements for an elementary education certificate, with K-8 endorsements in reading and Spanish.  I worked in the Cedar Rapids School District for 9 years, in the roles of paraprofessional, K-5 Spanish teacher and 3rd grade classroom teacher.  I have always had a passion for teaching language and strive to spark a love of language learning in my students.  Outside of school, I enjoy reading, card making, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  I’m excited to meet you and look forward to a terrific year!”