Education:City University of New York - College of Staten IslandMaster of Science Degree in Elementary EducationBachelor of Arts DegreeSan Tan's Teacher of the Year 2010
Welcome to Gifted & Talented Education!
Let me introduce myself, I am Karen Lopez. I’ll be returning as the gifted specialist at SanTan for the 2018-2019 school year.
I began teaching 19 years ago in New York City. My first year teaching I worked with small groups of at-risk fourth graders in their classrooms to help bring them to grade level. Then I taught second grade for four years. When I moved to Arizona and began at San Tan, I was the Current Events teacher for one year. Once again I taught fourth grade before becoming the gifted specialist for five years. I happily went back into the classroom for four years as a gifted cluster teacher for third and fourth grade. I am excited to be working with gifted students again this year!