Degrees and Certifications:
Rita Karsten is a licensed Kindergarten through sixth grade teacher and has been teaching at Four Seasons since 2013. She has taught Kindergarten and First Grade in St. Paul Public Schools since 1993. Rita graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned her Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University.
Rita is a lifelong St. Paul resident and the proud parent of three St. Paul Public School graduates. She enjoys spending time with family and friends along with traveling and hunting for the perfect antique.
As a teacher, Mrs. Karsten believes it is important to teach and reach each child through developmentally appropriate practices. Teaching at Four Seasons allows her to incorporate that practice throught the arts.
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
- Fred Rogers