Phone: (208)350-4000 ext. 1128
Degrees and Certifications:
Certified Teacher, K-8 BA in English, literature emphasis Boise State University Microsoft Innovative Educator Digital Integration Lead, Prospect Elementary
Thank you for taking the time to visit my homepage. My name is Karina Leininger, and I look forward to being your child's teacher this year. The 2021-2022 school year will be my sixth year teaching fifth grade at Prospect Elementary. I absolutely love teaching fifth grade! Previously, I was an elementary school librarian at a K-5 school. I believe in welcoming all learners into a safe, engaging, and collaborative classroom environment. I am passionate about helping all of my students find books that will spark a love for reading, incorporating technology to enhance learning and collaboration opportunities in the classroom, and helping students become confident and independent learners in preparation for middle school success. In my classroom, students take ownership of their learning by taking responsibility for their own learning and grades. I look forward to getting to know your child and working with you to ensure your child's academic, social, and emotional success.
In our classroom, we use Microsoft Teams and Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook to communicate, share work and lessons, and house digital classroom materials to enhance learning and ensure access to content whether students are working in the classroom or at home.
A little bit about me and my little family... my husband and I have one incredible, talented, and hardworking young adult daughter. We have the sweetest old dog, Guy; an onery cockatiel, Lily, aka The Beast; and an aquatic frog, Tina. During my time off I enjoy spending time with family and good friends, kayaking, leisurely hikes, camping, mountain day trips, gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading.
Office/Teaching hours: M-F 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
The best way to contact me is via email. I typically respond to emails and voicemails within 24 hours, during my office hours, Monday-Thursday, and after the weekend on Friday. If you have not received a response within that time frame, please send me a follow-up email, it is possible that I may have missed your communication.
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