• Karen Gelles
    Email karen.gelles@gcisd.net
    Conference 1:00-1:50 
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    Education and  Certifications

     * University of Texas at Arlington-Bachelor of Art

        English/Elementary Education
      * Texas Certifications

          Elementary Education- Grades 1-8

          Elementary Education- Kindergarten

     Teaching Experience

    *  13 years- First Grade Bear Creek Elementary

    *   6 years- Lead Teacher, Preschool- Colleyville, TX
    *   3 years- First Grade Teacher, Northeast ISD, San Antonio, TX 
    *   2 years- First Grade Teacher, Grand Prairie ISD, Grand Prairie TX


    First Grade is the foundation of a child’s educational experience.  I believe that the foundation for a child’s love of learning is set in this very important year.  I strive to instill in each student the love of books, reading and writing.  My goal is to allow each child to reach his or her fullest potential and enjoy every moment.  I am privileged to work with the children in my class to help guide them to become successful lifetime learners as they become a contributing citizen in our ever changing digital world.