Karen Kirkendoll

Phone: (850)629-8260

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. Reading Endorsed ESOL Endorsed

Language Arts

Ms. Kirkendoll was born in Savannah, GA, the city by the sea.  However, she grew up in Tallahassee, Florida where she went to Florida High School.  After graduating from high school, she matriculated to Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, receiving her B.A. in English.  She also has a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, English Education from Florida State University. She has one son, who finished Fairview's IB Prep program, and is also a graduate of Florida State University.  She has been a teacher at Fairview Middle School for 22 of her 23 years teaching, and has taught in many different positions.  She has also been in many leadership roles at Fairview, and is currently the 6th grade IB Prep Team Leader.  She loves being a Fairview Falcon, and enjoys teaching her students language arts in 6th grade Magnet and Non-Magnet.

Philosophy

All children have creative minds, it just takes the right support from teachers, parents, and other school personnel to get the best out of each student.  I am here to challenge students to that next level of thinking.  I want my students to think beyond the basic ideas and start thinking analytically.  My challenge this year is to teach the standards in a creative way that will keep each mind moving and soaring into the future.

Mission

To provide the students who enter into the IB Prep Program with a vision and the discipline to follow through with challenging assignments and protocols.  To let the students know that nothing worth having is easy, and therefore, we must work hard now to ensure that the rest of their educational career will be smooth and a great success.  Students who finish in this program go to some of the finest schools in this nation, which proves that anything is possible if only you dream hard and work hard.