Ms. Karen Hartwig
Hello! My name is Ms. Karen Hartwig! I'm thrilled to say this is my 3rd year as a special education teacher. I grew up in suburban Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Iowa in 2005 and a Master of Art of Teaching with an LBS1 endorsement from National Louis University in 2017.

This year, I am teaching 5th grade inclusion in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Currently, I live in Chicago with my husband, daughter, and FIVE animals- Nelly (dog), Moni, May, and Phil (cats), and Gertie (minipig)!

I enjoy gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.

Please click on the "Links" tab to the left. There you can choose from the drop down menu to get easy access to all your online Google Classrooms. It is in your Google Classrooms that you should look for updates on current announcements, assignments, and resources. You should check these DAILY!

You can click on the "Email" tab to the left to contact me or e-mail me at

My virtual office hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.