Miss Kara Kinney

Phone: 252-514-6450


Degrees and Certifications:

Undergrad - University of Tampa Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Grad - University of Phoenix Masters Degree of Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics

Miss Kara Kinney


Welcome to my 6th grade class.  I hope that you are excited about this upcoming year as I am.  This will be my 6th year teaching here at HJ MacDonald and my 10th year in the teaching profession.  I love teaching Math.  Numbers are my love, words.... not so much.

I have received my undergrad at University of Tampa with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  I then got my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instuction in Mathematics from the University of Phoenix.  I have continued my education as well at the teacher level.  I have been to a few really amazing trainings this summer.  I was recently AVID trained in Philly. I cannot wait to implement the new things I have learned.  I also attended a SRI (School Reform Leadership Team).  This is where you learn to make an inviting and nuturing classroom and learning environment. 

I have a handsome little boy.  His name is Drake, he will be going into 1st grade this year.  It is amazing how fast they really grow.  He is extremely excited.  He keeps me very busy with playing football in Havelock and soccer at Creekside.  We love going to the beach and going to the movies.  Drake is full of energy and loves taking visits to the park as well.  When I have down time I enjoy a great murder mystery.  It has to be a page turner in order for me to stay hooked.  We have a 3 and a half year old Black Lab, Layla and a cat named Luke.  So if you know anything about Star Wars you get the idea for the names.  I do not however, Drake is a HUGE FAN!

I moved to New Bern back in 2011 but then shortly after moving here, I moved back to Tampa.  I moved back to Havelock in 2013 and have been here ever since.  I was hired in 6th grade and have loved every single second of it.  I wouldn't change it for the world.  Since being at HJ, I have been a Learning Focus Classroom and a Math Leader in the school.  I have coach volleyball, soccer, and softball.

Again, I am excited about this upcoming year and I EXPECT it to be my best year so far!!!