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Mrs. Kara Byrley

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Mrs. Kara Byrley

Hello! I am Kara Byrley, your child’s new teacher.  I am so excited for this upcoming year! I am lucky to have the chance to work with your child this year.  While I am new to the Mat-Su district, I have been in Alaska for a few years. Before moving to Wasilla, I lived and taught grades 6-12 in Kipnuk, a small, remote bush village for three years. The culture and language in the village is Central Yup’ik. As a kid, I knew I wanted to be a teacher after a tutoring experience where I worked with a student who struggled in math. I had to find ways to make math fun, engaging, and meaningful for her. I loved watching her skills and confidence thrive throughout the year. In my classroom, I value family input, goal-setting, organization, working hard and laughing while doing it. My favorite thing about teaching is watching students be challenged, grow and learn from those experiences, and getting to celebrate those accomplishments (often with tacky dance parties). I look forward to an awesome year!

Last Modified on December 2, 2019