Niwot Elementary School Staff
Kara Yonker

Kara Yonker

5th Grade

BA – Elementary Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas


Hello!  My name is Kara Yonker and I love 4th grade!  This year is my fourth year at Niwot and I am loving it here!  This is now my 12th year teaching, and I have taught grades 1-5 throughout my career.  I received my B.A. degree at University of Nevada Las Vegas. I am also proud to be a part of the Southern Nevada Writing Project, working as a teacher consultant for professional development in writing. 

Teaching to me is more than just a job; it is my passion.  I have a strong belief in creating a safe and secure environment where students want to learn and feel comfortable being their true selves.  Learning can be a lot of work, especially in 4th grade, but it can also be fun!  I want to create life-long learners who enjoy the journey through education. 

I believe that all children have the right to be heard because their opinions matter.  I will be committed to teaching your child the importance of making decisions and being responsible for the consequences of those choices.  I believe that all children have the ability to make choices that will enable them to succeed.

I hope that your child will leave this classroom at the year’s end with a belief that anything is possible with hard work and a belief in the power they hold.

Thank you! 


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