My name is Karen Quasny (formerly Ms. Mrozek) and I am very excited about the learning and growing that we will share this year! This is my twelfth year working in Palos District 118. Prior to coming to Palos, I taught first and second grade for 18 years - 3 years in Tinley Park and 15 years in River Forest. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Champaign and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration also from the University of Illinois. I have two sons, both in college: Blake, 19, a sophomore studying environmental engineering at the University of Illinois, and Dain, 21, who is a junior beginning his study of secondary education at the University of Missouri.
When I am not being a mother and teacher, I enjoy alone time hiking, practicing yoga, biking, reading, and being outdoors.