Karen Cleveland

Elementary School Teacher, Grade 3

Serving since 2019.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Western Michigan University Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University

I have been in education since 2004, and have had the distinct privilege to teach first, second, and third grades. After the birth of our daughter, I stepped out the classroom for six years to serve in leadership, and felt a very strong calling to go back into the classroom to work with students again. God was very clear in his direction for my career. Our family has been a part of the Kalamazoo Christian community since 2014, and I had the honor of joining the teaching staff in the fall of 2019. As a parent and teacher, my absolute favorite part of the Kalamazoo Christian family is that we are a strong community, rooted in Christ, and we support one another in prayer, with encouraging words, and in living out the lives that God has intended for us. Knowing that God has called us to help our students grow in their love of Him, in their faith journey, and in their academics is such a blessing. I love coming to work every day!