Phone: 708-756-0008


Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education (04) Certificate Special Education Approval English Language Learner Endorsement Reading Endorsement

Mrs. Karen Smith

Hello ~ My name is Karen Smith. I love teaching! This is my tenth year in the Early Childhood Program in Chicago Heights. Young children and how they experience the learning process is my passion. I share this mission with Mrs. Lucy Orozco, our bilingual instructional aide in the classroom.

           I raised four children and then went back to college to become a teacher. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education after attending Prairie State and then Roosevelt University. I have attended Governors State for endorsements in English Language Learners and Reading. Most recently, I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. 

When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my family, friends and my dogs.