Mrs. Karen Wills


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Wills, Karen


3rd Grade

I am thrilled to be the third grade magnet teacher at UES!  Welcome to my professional biography.

I graduated from Towson State University in 1989 with a degree in Elementary Education.  I began teaching third grade that Fall at Wyngate Elementary in Montgomery County.  In 1993, I received my Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in teaching Math and Science in the Elementary School.  I taught third grade at Wyngate for 11 years before deciding to take a leave of absence after the birth of my second son.  That leave of absence turned into eight years of staying home! I returned to.teaching in 2008 and was thrilled to return to third grade and become part of the amazing staff at Urbana Elementary School!

It is my goal as a teacher to create a love for learning while stretching my students' thinking as far as possible.  I work daily to encourage creative thinking and tier my lessons to effectively meet the needs of all students.

When I am not teaching, I am most happy when I'm with my husband and kids.  Our very favorite place is Rehoboth Beach, and my favorite things to do there are to take walks, search for seashells, and relax with family and friends. 

Please visit my blog at to see monthly updates on the goings on in my classroom.  I am most easily accessible by email:  karen.wills@fcps.orgPlease feel free to contact me with any questions at any time.