Hi All! My name is Karina Garcia-Gonzalez, and I am very fortunate and excited to be joining the Inspire family this year. I am a Colorado native, and I would not have it any other way, this states' scenery is breathtaking! I graduated from Regis University with a bachelors in Elementary Education and a Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education endorsement. I am back at Regis University, and I am pursuing a masters degree in Reading- Reading Specialist. I am excited to go back to school and use what I learn, to help our students grow! This will be my fourth year in education. I taught second grade my first year, and kindergarten for the past two years. I love working with children, and I live to watch them flourish each and every day! I have an open door policy, everyone is welcome in my classroom. I strive to have a classroom where students feel safe, comfortable, valued, and where they can learn while having fun! On my spare time you can find me watching my brother play soccer, my boyfriend play baseball, watching the Rockies (GO ROCKIES!), or simply spending time with my family! I look forward to a wonderful school year!