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Karen France

MTSS Coordinator


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In the summer of 2012 I moved to the Des Moines area from St. Louis, Missouri where I also taught first grade. I have a Master's of Arts in Elementary Education from McKendree University and a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Media from Missouri State University.  I worked as a television news reporter/anchor and in public relations before becoming an elementary school teacher.  In the Fall of 2016 I became the MTSS Coordinator for the district.

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I have a great 14-year old son, Spencer and four adorable puppies--Coco Chanel, Lexi, Monroe, and Manhattan.  I love to read and write and travel.
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