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Kara VanderWerff

Kara VanderWerff

Reading Plus Teacher
  • Student Resources (Jefferson Intermediate)
  • Language Arts (Jefferson Intermediate)

I have lived in Pella all of my life, and love this community. My husband, Jason, works as an engineer at Pella Corporation. We have a daughter and a son who are both employed in Pella. I enjoy watching high school athletic events, shopping, and reading. I am also active at our church.

I started working in the Pella district upon my graduation from Central College in 1992 as a special education associate at the middle school. I worked there for 3 years and then became a substitute teacher while we raised our young children. In 2008, I became a special education associate at Jefferson, and in the fall of 2010, became a Reading Plus instructor. I also co-teach a 6th grade language arts class.