Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Karen Vitanovec
Welcome to first Grade! This is my 11th year in first grade at Homestead Elementary School, and my 16th year teaching. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Prior to first grade at Homestead, I worked for an early childhood state program with at-risk students. I taught a program for three- and four-year-olds for one year, and led the program as coordinator for four years.
I attended Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, for my elementary and early childhood degrees. Later, I participated in a cohort program from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and earned my master’s degree in educational leadership and organization.
I’m looking forward to a fabulous first grade year.