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Teacher Of The Year Spotlight: Karen Sullivan


Posted Date: 01/14/2022

Teacher Of The Year Spotlight: Karen Sullivan

Music teacher Karen Sullivan has been named Teacher of the Year at Darnaby Elementary School.

“The reason I became a teacher centers around my passion, which is music,” Sullivan said. “I am in touch with the joy and emotions music has brought into my life. It is my desire to help children tap into their self-expression through music.”

Sullivan began teaching at Union in August 2017, all at Darnaby.

“Although things may look and feel differently when teaching during a pandemic, the reason WHY we teach is the one thing that has remained consistent,” Sullivan said. “After being apart through distance learning last year, it is apparent this year how much all of the students and I value our learning time together in person.”

Education:

  • University of Tulsa, Music Education, Bachelor of Music Education - Major in Elementary Vocal Music and Piano
  • Southern Methodist University - Post-graduate certification in Orff-Schulwerk (Levels I, II, and III)
  • Tulsa Community College - Spanish Language Teaching Certification (Grades K-12)

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The District Teacher of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, February 9 during a special ceremony at the Performing Arts Center. Being named Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors a teacher can receive at Union. All of the school site Teachers of the Year will be recognized on February 9.

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