Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Communication from San Diego State University Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in Elementary Education from National Univeristy
Mrs. Kara Darby
Hello and welcome to 2nd grade! My name is Kara Darby and I am starting my first year in the Waynesville School District. I recently moved to Missouri with my husband from Southern California where I student taught in both 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from San Diego State University and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential for Elementary Education from National University.
My passion for educating young minds sparked when I worked as a marine mammal trainer teaching others about marine animals and ocean conservation. It led me to follow my dreams and receive my elementary teaching credential.
I am married to a U.S. Marine and we have two rescue pups, Maverick and Kesler. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, exercising, any outdoors activities, going to the beach, listening to music, and watching hockey (go Ducks!). I am also the JV volleyball coach at Waynesville High School.
My goal for this year is to create a fun and interactive learning community within the classroom. As a class, we will work together to work towards our individual and class wide goals. This will be a great year and I am excited to see your child grow as a scholar!
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~ Dr. Seuss