My name is Karen Paulsen. I am thankful to be back this year at St. Anthony Park elementary school! This is my 16th year teaching physical education in St. Paul. Previously, I taught at both Randolph Heights and Galtier elementary schools. I graduated from Hamline University in 1998 with a degree in K-12 Physical Education. I earned my master's degree from St. Mary's University in 2009.
Back in 1998 I completed my elementary student teaching at St. Anthony Park with Ms. Joyce Holoubek as my cooperating professional teacher. I was very lucky to learn in such an amazing school!
I live about two miles from school in Roseville with my partner Nancy and our three dogs, Butter, Plato and Nora. We always have "extra" love in our house though...we dog sit for about 100 familes! Some weekends our house turns into the local dog park with as many as 9 dogs!
My goal in our classroom is to emphasize cooperation, teamwork, social skills, leadership, concentration and respect. As long as our classroom performs exceptionally in these area the motor skills and sports skills will come naturally with practice.
Please let me know via email or phone call if you ever have any problems or concerns.
I am looking forward to a positive, fitness filled, healthy school year!