Karen Vann

Gordon College (MA)
BA Special Education, Elementary Ed, English
 
Tell us about your family.
My husband, Monty, and I have four awesome kiddos named Nehemiah, Hannah, Moriah, and Jonathan.  They are our greatest adventure and joy.  We also have two crazy dogs!
 
What are your interests outside of work?
I love to read and SLEEP!  I love spending time with my family.  We do a lot of outdoor activities, from theme parks to camping, and all our kids are involved in a variety of sports, so we stay busy, busy, busy.
 
What are your favorite courses to teach, and why?
My favorite subjects to teach are reading and math.  I love the "aha" moments of math when a student finally gets the answer on their own.  I also believe there is no greater gift you can give a child (besides Jesus) than a love of reading.
 
Tell us a favorite book or quote.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  --Dr. Seuss