Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed English Education- University of Minnesota Twin Cities B.A. English- University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Mx. Marlin

Hello, and welcome! My name is Kara Marlin, also known as Mx. Marlin (Mx. is a gender-neutral honorific and is pronounced like the word “mix”). I am brand new to Battle Creek this year (SY 20/21), and I’m so excited to teach 6th grade Readers & Writers Workshop!

While I spent a lot of time in East Saint Paul when I worked at Phalen Lake Elementary, I currently live in Northeast Minneapolis. In true millennial fashion, I have three roommates. One of my roommates is also an English teacher in the Twin Cities just like me! We love to read and talk about books and education a lot. I also live with two cats named Ziggy and Pluto. They’re both really friendly and you’ll probably see them in the background of our video chats sometimes!

When I’m not teaching or talking about teaching, I like to play board games with my roommates, cook, ride my bike, read, write, go for walks, and play some of my favorite video games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing. 

You can contact me by email, text, or phone call. I will always respond to emails within 24 hours (usually sooner), and I will respond to calls and texts as I am available during the school day. Please see my class syllabus in the yellow folder on schoology for my cell phone number.

We’re going to learn a lot and have a lot of fun together in Readers & Writers Workshop this year! See you soon!