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    Name:Karen R. Timura
    Room #:D117
        EDUCATION:  I have a B.A. in English from Houghton College, Houghton, New York.  I also have earned a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.  I applied and was accepted into the Doctoral of Education program at The Ohio State University where I earned almost 30 credits toward that degree.
        EXPERIENCE:  I taught 2 years of high school English. One year was at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg, PA.  I also taught 1 year of English at Chartiers Valley High School in Pittsburgh, PA.  After receiving my elementary certification, I taught 5th grade in Pittsburgh for 4 years.  I then taught 5th grade for 8 years at Harmon Elementary in the Southwestern- City School District located in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2000, I have taught 5th grade here at Exeter Township.
         I also have had the opportunity to work with the Pennsylvania Department of Education on the PSSA test for the last 10 years.  I have worked and continue to work on the items (questions) and in rangefinding where I assess students' work.
       PERSONAL INFORMATION: I am married and have 2 children.   
         INTERESTS:  I love to read.  I try to read as often as I have time.  I also love to travel.  There are only 8 states that I have not visited, and I have been fortunate enough to have visited over 30 foreign countries. Being able to teach English in Japan was another wonderful opportunity that I was able to participate in.