Hi! My Name is Karen Kenny and I am one of the grade 5 teachers at this school. I also teach French as a Second Language and I am the Art Lead teacher. I began teaching in 1987 in a small northern community, McLennan, Alberta. I eventually made my way to Red Deer Public Schools in the early 1990s and have taught at Fairview Elementary, Central Middle School and eventually I made my way to Annie L. Gaetz in 2000. I developed and implementred a congregated academic challenge program for high achievers which spurred me onto achieving my Masters Degree in Education. More recently, I have returned to teaching grade five and love it. With teaching, every day is a new adventure. My family travelled all over Canada while I was a child as my father was attached to the Royal Canadian Air Force. I still love to travel and in my free time I love reading, painting, lettering, spending time with friends and family as well as walking and hanging out with my dog Dolly!