Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Karen Collins
I am a first-grade teacher at Jennie Dean Elementary School. I have been at Manassas City Public Schools since 1999. I have been at Jennie Dean since 2000. I have an Associate of Arts Degree from Ohio Valley University, Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University and a Master's Degree from George Mason University. My goals are for students to come to school ready to learn so they can be challenged to do their best in all academics and in citizenship. I hope that each child leaves my class ready to be successful in second grade. I feel working together with parents will help the students meet these goals.
Ways to help at home: Please read with your child everyday. Ask them questions about the stories you read (who, what, when, where, why, how). Practice basic addition and subtraction as well. Help students count a group of coins. Have students practice handwriting as well as writing sentences. Practice skip counting by 10, 5, and 2.