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Karen Witkowski

Montessori Certificate
University of Puget Sound

Certification of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Archdiocese of Vancouver

Why did you become an educator?
When my son started kindergarten, they were looking for a teaching assistant at my son’s school. I had really never thought about being a teacher. I worked in a Montessori Classroom with a wonderful mentor. I was so drawn to the Montessori Method of teaching and felt it was unsurpassed as a way to get through to children. When I saw a child’s eyes light up upon the completion of a lesson or a work in the classroom I knew this is where I was meant to be.

What is your favorite quote?
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” -Albert Einstein

What is your favorite book?
The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell

Why I enjoy teaching at OLF?
I absolutely love watching the children draw closer to God in their response after a presentation, prayer, candle snuffing, or singing the Liturgical Colors song.

Outside of school, I enjoy…
Spending time with my family, cooking, baking, and sewing!