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!”