Ms. Karen Vaicaitis

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

--William A. Ward

I am currently in my 26th year of teaching in Chicago Ridge School District 127.5. I have taught first and fourth grade self-contained as well as departmentalized reading and English for sixth, seventh, and eighth. In addition, I simultaneously served Ridge Central and Ridge Lawn as a Reading Specialist. I attended St. Mary’s of Notre Dame graduating with a B.A. in Education and a Reading Endorsement. I earned my M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my Type 75 from Governor’s State University. I am certified in K-9 Education and Administration. I also taught as an adjunct instructor at Moraine Valley Community College.

Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

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Finley Junior High