Tuesday, November 16

FACULTY LOUNGE edgewood's kari white fulfills life-long dream

Fifth grade teacher, Kari White, joined the Edgewood team four years ago teaching  elementary science lab, various junior high math classes and seventh grade life science. Mrs. White taught a variety of subjects and grade levels in public schools before finding a home at Edgewood, where she feels fortunate to be in a job surrounded by curious students and supportive parents. 

“Teaching has always been my dream,” she said, “and nothing makes me happier than seeing students excited about learning.”

Mrs. White has always loved learning. She started in high school, volunteering as an aid in an elementary school. Although she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a teacher, scientist, author or Nancy Drew, she continued to study in college, earning degrees in English, Liberal Studies and Science.  She also earned a multiple subject credential, a single subject credential to teach English, special certification to teach gifted students, and she is currently enrolled (though taking a break this semester) in a joint masters and administrative credential program. She continues to write for fun, and also writes test questions for the CTP4 tests. 

Whenever she has time, she helps her husband, who is a science consultant, with their business. One of her favorite activities was running a digital academy with her husband to teach inner-city students how to film and edit video.  She enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter and volunteering with the forestry service. Currently, she is busy collaborating with her seven siblings to plan her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.

Contributed by Jonna, Edgewood campus

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