Phone: 972-617-2977 Ext. 2054 (My conference time is 2:05-2:55)


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from San Jose State University Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M-Texarkana Master's Degree in Special Education with a certification as an Educational Diagnostician from Lamar University. Certified in SPED and ESL.

Karen Propes

5th Grade ELAR Teacher Wooden Elementary
Red Oak ISD

This is my 29th year in education. I have taught all grades except Kindergarten, 1st, and 9th Grades.  This is my 7th year at Red Oak ISD where I previously taught 6th ELAR, 6th Social Studies, 6th ELAR Resource, and was an educational diagnostician at Wooden Elementary and Red Oak High School. This will be my 3rd year teaching 5th ELAR at Wooden Elementary.  

I have been married to my husband, Dave, for over 35 years. We have two sons: David, 30 and Chris, 23. We have two spoiled German Shepherds named Lily and Maggie, who we absolutely adore. I am originally from Arkansas and can do an awesome Woo Pig Sooie call.  My favorite hobbies are traveling, watching sports (anything Arkansas Razorbacks), and reading.

I am blessed to be a teacher at Wooden Elementary. I am looking forward to a great year in ELAR, where I know students will do amazing things this school year!