Phone: (815) 421-7100 ext. 2596

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval ESL Certified

Ms. Katlyn Klimara

I'm Ms. Katlyn Klimara! My students call me "Katlyn" or "Ms. Katlyn" if they are able to verbally or through the use of a picture or device to gain my attention. I am the classroom teacher for the Bluebird room. This is my 7th year teaching and 6th year here at the Dr. James Mitchem Early Childhood Center where I serve on the Building Impact Team/Equity Team and serve as the district building Union Representative.

For the past 7 years, I have taught in a self-contained special education classroom and I have gained a wealth of knowledge from families and students. I have found that listening to the lived experiences of those who have a disability or care for someone with a disability has improved my teaching practice and relationships with students and families.

I received my teaching degree, special education letter of approval, and teaching english learners minor in 2016 from Elmhurst University.