Karen SmithI am very excited to be teaching first grade at Arlee Elementary School! I look forward to working with the Arlee students, families, community members, and staff.I have been teaching for the past eleven years. I have taught in Minnesota, Alaska, and in Montana (on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation as well as in nearby Lolo). I achieved a Master of Science in Science Education from Montana State University in 2010, and my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) in 2002.I was born and raised near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. I currently live in Missoula and enjoy the many activities it has to offer. A few of my hobbies include photography, reading, hiking, and playing softball. In addition, I treasure time spent with family and friends.