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Mrs. Karen Havey
This is my 29th year teaching music. I love every minute of it!
I teach kindergarten and first through fifth grades at Ponderosa Elementary School for the West Ada School District.
I was born in Michigan, grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and went to college in Flagstaff at Northern Arizona University. My first teaching positions were at Sedona & Oak Creek and then in Apache Junction.
I moved to Idaho about 22 years ago with my husband Brian. We have been married for 32 years! We have two sons, Carlin, 32 and Sean, 22. Carlin graduated from University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Sean is at Montana State University in Bozeman. Our family members love the outdoors: skiing, hunting, camping, boating, rafting, and more.
My other hobbies include playing my trumpet in the Treasure Valley Concert Band, road biking, mountain biking, walking & running, and shopping. The only breed of dog I've ever had is Siberian Husky. Kiara was my first dog in 1998 and now we have Yukon who is ten years old.
Of all the things I like to do (besides teaching music), I love spending time with my friends and family.
Ponderosa is like my second family (all the staff and students).