Meet the Teacher

My name is Karina Diaz and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself because I will be your child’s teacher this coming school year. I am fluent in Spanish and have experience teaching in diverse classrooms, including bilingual classrooms. I am incredibly grateful to have built such strong and rewarding bonds with my students thus far. A key aspect of my pedagogy is that students are actively engaged in the learning process. I hope to enable a thirst for learning by fostering my student’s critical thinking, creativity, interpersonal growth, and ethical understanding.

I hold my students to a high standard and expect them to work hard. My goal is to empower them, in order to ensure that they produce brilliant work! Along this journey I will enable your child to believe in themselves and never settle (in class or in life). My responsibility is to ensure that your child leaves my classroom fully understanding all the content areas discussed throughout the year. Along the way your child may struggle with certain aspects of a particular subject. I offer extra help every Tuesday at 8:00am.

Effective communication is very important to me, please feel free to contact me anytime by email at sending a note, or calling the school. I am available most days at 8:20am or if necessary after school but PLEASE make an appointment to avoid any miscommunications. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and WELCOME TO FOURTH GRADE!