A little about the teacher:
My name is Kara Velez, and I'm a Rockingham County native. I grew up in the Cross Keys area and started my education at Keezletown Elementary School (which is now home to Redeemer Classical School). I went on to Montevideo Intermediate (now Middle) School and then graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School in 1993. I graduated from Bridgewater College in 1997 with a BS degree in mathematics and a certificate to teach grades 4-8. I had my student teaching experience here at Pence Middle School just prior to graduating and was hired that summer to join the Pence family full time...I have been here ever since! This year will mark my 21st year of teaching math to 8th graders. My husband (Nemi) and I have been married for 19 years. We have been blessed with two boys--Nehemiah (17) and Christian (15). When I'm not doing school work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing tennis.
Check out the slideshow below for some pictures related to my life: