Phone: 469-752-4636


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelors of Arts in English Literature from The University of North Texas Certifications: English Language Arts and Reading (4-8) Generalist (4-8) English as a Second Language (4-8)

Ms. Karen Wackerow

Hi! I am Karen Wackerow.  This will be my 13th year at AMS.  This is my second year as the department head for the English Language Arts and Reading department at Armstrong Middle School. I currently teach 7th grade English Language Arts and  Honors English. In the past I have also taught 6th and 8th grades. 

I am originally from upstate New York, but I have spent most of my life here in the DFW metroplex.  I graduated from high school in North Carolina and returned to Texas quickly for college. At the University of North Texas, I had the opportunity to study abroad twice - once in Spain at Universitat de Valencia and in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde.  It was a great experience that added to my love of traveling and my ambition to learn about other countries and cultures. I recently spent time in Australia.  Now, in my free time, I read books of all genres, play trivia in a league, and run.  

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  • I am available for tutoring on Tuesdays 7:50-8:25 and 3:35-4:15  

    I am often available Monday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday morning and afternoon.

    For any other time, please make an appointment.