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Meet staff member Karen Fogerty

Photo of Karen FogertyHi! My name is Karen Fogerty. I am a special education teacher at Barringer Road Elementary School. I have been teaching for 25 years.

What do you like best about what you do?

Definitely the kids.

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?

Working with the kindergarten teachers this year and being a part of their team.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

Outside of school, if I’m not running around with my kids, I love to read.

What former jobs have you held?


Where were you educated?

Herkimer County Community College, Oneonta (BS), College of Saint Rose (Masters)

Where have you lived?

Massachusetts for one year and the rest of my life in Ilion.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Spend it with my kids.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

Catherine Coulter

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Taylor Swift or Lady Antebellum.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

NCIS / Marco Polo

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Ireland because it is where my family is from.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I am left handed.