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Karen Vance
1st grade teacher




     Hi!  My name is Karen Vance, and I am a 1st grade teacher at Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School.  I was originally born in Philadelphia, PA.  I was raised in North Wildwood, NJ, and later became a teacher at the school I attended as a child.  I earned my teaching degree in 1993 at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  I then continued on to earn my Master's Degree in special education at Union College in Barbourville, KY.  In 2010, I earned my Rank I in Literacy through the National Board of Certified Teachers.

     I have been married to my husband Jack for 21 years.  We enjoy boating with our family, and we have been blessed with 2 beautiful children. Jack is 19 years old, and he started college at EKU this year. Katie is 15 years old, and she started 10th grade this year.  She's active in soccer.       

     We have 2 dogs.  Gail is an 11 year old black lab mix that we rescued from the pound, and Daisy is a naughty 11 year old Welsh Corgi that we bought from a farm in Liberty, KY. 

     As far as personal interests are concerned, I love to go camping. (especially at Fort Wilderness in Disney World)  I also like to ride horses, read mystery novels, go to concerts with my daughter, decorate cakes and cupcakes, and travel.