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
Ms. 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 3rd year teaching here at Tucker Creek Middle School and my 15th year in the teaching profession. I love teaching Math. Numbers are my love, words.... not so much. I know this year is going to be interesting with all the changes but I am very excited to be teaching your students.
I am also excited to be teaching Science again. We will be doing many different collaborative and hands on labs.
I have received my undergrad at the University of Tampa with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I then got my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics from the University of Phoenix.
I have a handsome little boy. His name is Drake, he will be going into 4th grade this year at Graham A Barden Elementary. It is amazing how fast they really grow. He is extremely excited. He keeps me very busy with playing soccer with Coastal United 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 downtime, I enjoy a great murder mystery. It has to be a page turner in order for me to stay hooked. We have a 6 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. I taught at HJ MacDonald Middle School for 6 years. While teaching at HJ, I was a Learning Focus Classroom and a Math Leader in the school as well as a cabinet and teacher leader in the school. I look forward to implementing those same skills while I teach here at Tucker Creek.
Again, I am excited about this upcoming year and I EXPECT it to be my best year so far!!!