Degrees and Certifications:
Hello and welcome to room 201! We are a P.U.G..S classroom--Persevering, Understanding, Gift Students!
My name is Karen Abels and this is my 29th year teaching . I taught for ten years in Oak Park School District, and 19 years in Birmingham. I have taught grades first through fifth and spent six years as an enrichment teacher. I received my Bachelor of Teaching from Michigan State University and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University. My blood runs green as I am a Spartan fan!
When I'm not teaching I enjoy spending my time with my family. I have been married to my husband Mark for 26 years and we have a 19 year old son Michael, who is in his second year of college. I also am involved in the Pug Rescue Network and enjoy playing with my two year old pug, Kleeko.
I am looking forward to a fun and educational year!