Karczewski - Effective Communication Skills - Riverview, FL, USA

Karen Karczewski

Riverview, FL, USA


Effective Communication Skills

Work History

Fifth Grade Single Gender Teacher

Philip Shore Elementary Magnet, School of the Arts

• Used the Common Core State Standards and the NGSSS as my curriculum to instruct students of various academic abilities
• Provided small group instruction for differentiation
• Communicated with parents and high stakeholders about student progress and behavior
• Collaborated with peers with a focus on teamwork to increase professional development

Academically Gifted Program Teacher

Lomax Elementary Magnet and Cahoon Elementary Magnet

• Screen potential gifted students for placement in the Gifted Program
• Staff students into the Gifted Program by providing all the necessary paperwork
• Co-teach and effectively plan with teachers to provide differentiated instruction
• Extensive knowledge in the use and implementation of educational technology

5th Grade Teacher

Phililp Shore Elementary

From July 2011

Jaime Gerding, Principal 813-276-5712

Kindergarten Aide

Wadsworth and Beiriger Elementary

• Interventionist for Response to Intervention program
• Provided daily interventions with below-level students to focus on specific skills
• Focused on above-level strategies with high-achieving students

Gifted Teacher

Lomax/Cahoon Elementary Magnet

December 2010 - June 2011

Connie Chisholm Joanne Griffiths, Principals 813 276-5569 813-975-7647

Territory Manager

Century Business Products

September 2010 - December 2010

Marcia Inselberg, Owner 317-845-1111

Kindergarten Aide

Beiriger Elementary

October 2009 - January 2010

Theresa Schoon Glenn Brown, Principals 219-924-4250

Art Specialist

Lomax Elementary Magnet

• Explored the great art, artists, and cultures of the world
• Developed an understanding and appreciation for art
• Encountered a broad range of art media in a variety of hands-on art activities that gave students an avenue for self-expression and self-esteem

Academically Gifted Program Teacher

Lomax Elementary Magnet

• Screened and staffed potential gifted students for placement in the Gifted Program
• Instructed third through fifth grade students in the Math Academy Program
• Conducted parent/student conferences

Fifth Grade Math and Science Teacher

Lomax Elementary Magnet

• Used the Voyages and Harcourt curriculum to instruct students
• Provided small group instruction
• Communicated with parents about student progress and behavior
• Collaborated with peers to gain insight
• Participated in professional development

Leadership Opportunities
In charge of organizing the following activities:

• Science Fair
• Math Bowl
• Baseball Tivitz
• Family Science Night
• Movie Night
• 100th Day
• Multiplication/Division incentives
• Training on Science Lab

5th Grade Math and Science Teacher

Lomax Elementary Magnet

August 2004 - June 2009

Connie Chisholm, Principal 813-276-5569

PreKindergarten Teacher

Bayfront Child Development Center

May 2004 - August 2004

Maxine Duke, Director 727-896-5437

Assistant Teacher

Discovery Isle Child Development Center

May 2003 - April 2004

Linda Morrissey, Director 760-431-7090

Sales Associate

Ashby's Collectibles

Dianne Morrison, Manager Store closed


Welsh Oil

Donna L., Manager Company was bought out by another company

Sharon Furman, Manager

Periodical Department

Lake County Public Library Merrillville Sharon Furman, Manager (219) 769-3541


Christopher Godshall, Gifted Teacher
McKitrick Elementary
Email: Christopher.godshall@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Phone: 813-394-9263
Have known since 2004

Gregory Verrill, Technology Specialist
Lomax Elementary Magnet
Email: Greg.verrill@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Phone: 813-643-5722
Have known since 2004

Rhonda Hurst, Media Specialist
Lomax Elementary Magnet
Email: Rhonda.hurst@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Phone: 813-505-6631
Have known since 2004

Qualifications & Certifications

Elementary Education

Indiana University Northwest

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