Degrees and Certifications:

Certification: ELAR 4-8 MBA, Boston College Carroll School BS/BA, Boston University School of Management

Ms. Karen Minato

Hello Panther Families,

I teach sixth grade English at Schimelpfenig.  I started at Schim in February of 2022, and I am passionate and excited about the English language.  Others describe me as a creative intellectual, who will challenge and develop students.  

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, I received my Bachelor's degree from Boston University in Accounting and Operations Management, and an MBA in Marketing from Boston College.  (Go Eagles!)  The first part of my career was spent in private industry, primarily in supply chain and project leadership roles.  I am excited to bring my training, coaching, and life experience to the classroom!

I am the proud parent of two boys, Charlie and Joe, and one daughter, Katie.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, exploring new places, exercising, and of course, reading.  

  • Periods 1 & 2 - 6th grade ELAR Honors

    Period 3 - Conference

    Periods 4 & 5 - 6th grade ELAR

    Period 6 - PPT (Advisory)

    Periods 7 & 8 - 6th grade ELAR

  • Tutorial Schedule:

    Tuesdays - 3:30 - 4:00 pm

    Wednesdays - 7:50 - 8:20 am