Degrees and Certifications:
Boozhoo! My name is Ms. Karen Isham . I have been teaching at the American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul since 1993. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of Minnesota. I currently teach third grade, but I also have experience in teaching second and fourth grade.
I am an Ojibwe Indian. My parents are from the White Earth Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota, but I was born and raised in south Minneapolis. I am a traditional dancer. In my spare time, I make dance regalia and do quilting. I have three children - Andrea, Laura, and Brandon, and two granddaughters - Samantha and Isabella.