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Mrs. Karen DeFranco

I am a seventh grade Special Education teacher on the America's Heroes team at CRMS. This year, I am teaching ELA, supplemental ELA and social studies.
My educational philosophy is that students and teachers work as a team to enhance positive self esteem and attitudes about school. I believe that at this level we are building a student's foundation to improve organization skills, study skills, test taking, on task behavior, class participation and working and participating in small groups. Students must be pro-active in their academics and take responsibility to push themselves to be the best that they can be.