Mrs. Karen Petelle
Reading Specialist / Literacy Coach
My name is Mrs. Karen Petelle. I am a reading specialist and literacy coach in District 13. I started my teaching career in 1994 and began teaching at DuJardin in 2000. I have an M.A. in Curriculum Development and Reading from DePaul University and a B.A. in Elementary Education and Music from Concordia University.
I love working as a reading specialist / literacy coach and getting to know all of the students in the building. Reading and the science of reading are my passions. I am also the RtI Facilitator for DuJardin. In this capacity I monitor student growth and coordinate the team that develops a plan to support struggling students.
I am married and have 2 boys and 2 dogs that keep me very busy when I am not in school. I love walking and reading. My greatest joy is working with your children and watching them grow to be life-long learners.