Welcome to 7th grade language arts


Mrs. Thaler  (as in taller)

    I am looking forward to getting to know each of you through this school year!  We will begin that journey with a writing assignment entitled "I am from..."   I am a South Dakotan- born and raised- and proud of it!  Although I am from South Dakota, you will quickly find that my passion is travel.  I will share that passion with you as we research famous sites around the world.  My greater passion, however, is my family.  I am married to Bob and have three grown children: Allyse, who lives in Sioux Falls; Sarah, who lives with her husband Dustin just north of Watertown; and Noah, who attends school at SDSU- just like his mom and dad.  After graduating from SDSU as an English education major (yes, close to a million years ago), I joined the US Peace Corps and taught English as a second language in Kenya, East Africa.  When I returned to the states, I taught in Kansas.  Bob and I married and returned to Brookings, where he took a position at SDSU.  I continued teaching at Flandreau High School and then came to Mickelson Middle School.   Frankly, I tell everyone I know that you students make teaching an absolute joy!  Thanks in advance for that :) apple

karen.thaler@k12.sd.us school:  696-4531 home: 693-4025
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