Kara grew up in Streator, Illinois. She received her BA in Elementary Education at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Kara has spent 8 years in fourth and fifth grade classrooms in Illinois and Michigan, the last two years here at St. Thomas Aquinas. She is passionate about educating the whole child: mind, body, and spirit. Kara is taking courses through Grand Valley State University to obtain her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
Kara is married to Chris and they have two STA Tartans: Cole and Caden. They currently reside in Dewitt, Michigan with their chocolate lab, Maggie and black cat, Luna. They are lovers of Jesus, Chicago Cubs baseball, Chicago Bears Football, Toronto Maple Leaf hockey, and all things faith and family. They attend St. Jude Catholic Church in Dewitt, MI.