1st grade teacher
Hi! My name is Karen Vance, and I am a 1st grade teacher at Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School. I was originally born in Philadelphia, PA. I was raised in North Wildwood, NJ, and later became a teacher at the school I attended as a child. I earned my teaching degree in 1993 at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. I then continued on to earn my Master's Degree in special education at Union College in Barbourville, KY. In 2010, I earned my Rank I in Literacy through the National Board of Certified Teachers.
I have been married to my husband Jack for 23 years. We enjoy traveling and boating with our family, and we have been blessed with 2 beautiful children. Jack is 21 years old, and he is a junior at EKU this year. Katie is 17 years old, and she started 12th grade this year. She's very active in high school soccer.
As far as personal interests are concerned, I love to go camping. (especially at Fort Wilderness in Disney World) I also like to ride horses, read mystery novels, build LEGO, watch Jurassic Park movies, go to concerts (especially Imagine Dragons) with my daughter, decorate cakes and cupcakes, and travel.