Degrees and Certifications:
BS Animal Science from BYU MS Animal Science from BYU California Multi-subject Teaching Credential from CSUSM
Mrs. Karen Griffin
Hello! My name is Karen Griffin. I teach 3rd grade at Temecula Luiseno Elementary School. This is my 8th year teaching 3rd grade and before that I taught 2nd grade for 11 years. All of these years have been spent here in the Temecula School District.
I love teaching 3rd grade for many reasons, but perhaps the biggest reason is that I love to see the realization strike each student when they come to understand that they are capable of anything that they set their minds to and that learning is an active participant endeavor that they are a part of. There is something almost magical that happens during a child's 3rd grade year when they realize that they are capable of an opinion that matters, and that they can do something to change the world for good! My goal is to teach students to think on their own and use that knowledge for good. But maybe even more importantly, I strive to instill in each student a respect for themselves and for others and to see that they are capable of being the instrument for change in the world.
I am the mother of 5 grown children. In my free time I love to spend time with my pets, read, hike, and watch movies at home with my husband.