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Ms. Karen Hopkins

Welcome to the Our 2020-2021 School Year

Welcome to My Teacher Page:

I just want to share with you my dedication to teach students with various learning styles. I take pride in educating students and assisting them with believing in who they are.  I teach them to celebrate themselves and to work at your best potential everyday. I teach READ 180, a class for students to gain strengths in reading fluency, while using appropriate reading strategies that will empower students to share what they have learned with family and friends.  Students often demonstrate the power within them to read passages they have never read before. 

I look forward to sharing my teaching experience with students during this unprecedented time. Whether we are teaching and learning remotely or using the Hybrid model.  Learning Is The Expectation during ALL learning platforms.

I am a graduate of South Suburban College (South Holland, IL), AS in Liberal Arts and Sciences.  I am a graduate of St. Xavier University (Chicago), with a B.A. in Speech Pathology, and I am a graduate of Ashford University (California), a M.A. in Special Education. I would also like to share that I have had the distinct honor of having one of my students become a National READ 180 recipient at Southland.  As a result of this momentous occasion, The students  in my classes were awarded more books to include in our classroom library. 

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I would like to share a quote that has important relevance to my students:


  "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."

-Maya Angelou-