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Local Member of the Month
February 2022
Karen Carney
Karen Carney has been a member of the Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals since she began her career as a Para-educator in the Springfield Public Schools on October 15, 2015. Prior to becoming a Para-educator Karen worked in the Springfield Public Schools as a Substitute Teacher. Karen currently works at Glenwood Elementary School where she serves as the Building Representative. She is a member of the Executive Board and the Negotiation team.
"Karen is above and beyond when it comes to her work! As the Paraprofessional Union Representative at Glenwood she takes her job serious by keeping us all informed, updated and speaking up for us. Not only do students love Mrs. Carney so does our staff, no doubt about that!
Karen is the perfect example of The Glenwood Way: respectful, responsible and safe!"
Jenny Malave-Battles
Glenwood Elementary School
"Karen Carney is a vital member of the Glenwood team. Her dedication to the students is second to none. She goes above and beyond her duties on a daily basis. She exhibits a strong work ethic and has proven to be an asset to the teachers as well as the students. It is a pleasure to have her as part of the Glenwood family."
Margaret Doyle
Glenwood Elementary School
"Karen is extremely hardworking and passionate about her students. She is willing to help in any way she can. Karen has truly been a blessing to my classroom."
Megan O'Connell
Classroom Teacher Grade 3
Glenwood Elementary School
"Karen is a busy bee. She is always running around Glenwood and helping in every classroom she can. When I need assistance with anything work related, she is always eager to give me guidance on what to do next or how to fix what I need. She always greets me with a smile and a good morning. She is very good how being a voice for the paraprofessional of Glenwood and we appreciate all she does to help Glenwood feel united and heard.
Karen Carney is one of the most hard-working and dedicated people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Karen always goes above and beyond in the many roles she plays at Glenwood Elementary. In the short time I have known Karen, she has exhibited many of the characteristics of an effective leader time and time again. She is knowledgeable, fair, and flexible and has excellent communication and teamwork skills. I am new to the Springfield Public Schools and to Glenwood Elementary and I will never forget how kind Karen has been to me. I was nervous about starting a new job and she made me feel welcome the moment I walked into the building. Thank you, Karen!"
Shannon Daniels
Glenwood Elementary School
Congratulations Karen and thank you for Making A Difference 🥰
You, Kathryn Ann, Nicole Anne and 17 others


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