Mrs. Karr grew up in the small town of Mitchell, Indiana, just thirty minutes south of Bloomington. Mrs. Karr went to Mitchell Community Schools until she graduated from Mitchell High School in 2011.
After high school Mrs. Karr continued her education at Purdue University where she pursued a degree in Art Education and a minor in Art History. Before she received her degree, Mrs. Karr student taught for 16 weeks, eight of those weeks were at Prairie Crossing and Otterbein Elementary Schools teaching K-6, and the other eight were at McCutcheon High School teaching intro to 2-D Art, Painting 1, 2, & 3, and Drawing 1 & 2.
Since her graduation in 2015, Mrs. Karr has been teaching art for all grades at Eastside Elementary. She is focused on giving her students the best art education they could receive. She loves getting into messy and new art mediums with her students such as printmaking, ceramics, paper mache, and more! This year she started art clubs for fourth and fifth grade that meet once a week to learn even more artistic mediums, such as tie dying and silkscreen printmaking! On top of teaching art and doing art clubs here at Eastside, Mrs. Karr became the new girl's basketball coach this year as well.
Mrs. Karr recently got married the last weekend of April to her fiancé Nicholas Karr. Nick is also a teacher at Anderson Preparatory Academy where he teaches History, Psychology, and Current Events and also coaches the varsity soccer team. We are very excited to finally be able to call ourselves Mr. and Mrs after being together for seven years!
To check up on what is happening in the art room, either check out the website or look for updates posted on this page.