Karen Avery

Karen Avery

4th Grade Teacher

My Bio

Hiya! My name is Karen Avery. I am very excited to start my second year at SanTan! This will be my twelfth year teaching and my 14th year working in a school setting. I was born and raised on Long Island in New York. I attended Long Island University at C.W.Post (now known as LIUPost) where I earned my Bachelor's in Psychology in May 2005. In 2007 I began working in a school which rekindled my love for working with students. I earned my Masters in Education in 2010 and excitedly continued on my teaching path.

Some of my favorite things to do are going for a bike ride, swimming, playing just about any sport, and spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I were married in July 2005. Together we have two sons, Elijah and Alexander. We are expecting our first Daughter in January 2021!

From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Being able to help others make something possible that once seemed impossible gives me such a fulfilling feeling and I’m lucky enough to get to do this every day. 


These are a Few of my Favorite Things ........

Color(s): Orange and Purple

Flower(s): Easter lily

Healthy Snack(s): pop corners, veggies and ranch

“Junk Food” Treat(s): Reese’s Pieces, skittles, Starbursts

Drink(s): Diet Mountain Dew, Cherry Limeade

Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Anything fresh and clean

Game(s): I love to play sports and I also enjoy playing a variety of card games.

Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Texas Roadhouse, Oreganos, YC’s Mongolian BBQ

Fast Food Restaurant(s): Costa Vida, Raising Canes, and Taco Bell

Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Amazon, AMC

Most used school/office supply: Expo Markers

What I would really like is:

Hobbies: Being outside, riding my bike, playing sports, swimming, going to the movies