Hello. I am Karen Shallbetter and this is my 16th year in Delano. I have taught grades 5-8 while at Delano. Fifth grade is by far my favorite age group; the students still enjoy school and are excited about learning. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked in public relations for 10 years. I have a degree in Journalism, as well as my teaching license and master's of education. I love teaching and miss it over the summer months, so I can't wait to get started.