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Ms. Crystal Karnow


I'm Crystal Karnow and I love 5th grade!!  This will be my 27th year teaching and my 5th year at Paramount Elementary.  I have taught 1st grade (3 years), 3rd grade (1 year), 4th grade (13 years), a 4/5 combo (1 year), and 5th grade (you do the math!).  Fifth grade is by far my favorite!  I am excited for a new year with new goals and challenges.  I believe every child is a star and shines in their own certain way.  I love when children discover things they didn't know and make connections.  It's so great to see them grow throughout the school year.

I grew up in Montana and moved to Twin Falls, Idaho when I was sixteen.  I attended CSI and Boise State university and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.  I have two children and three step-children.  All are grown and on their own making their dreams come true!  Our dog, Stella, is a yorkshire terrier and keeps us busy when the kids aren't around.  I am looking forward to an awesome year!