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Mr. Dan Karasek
I am a 6th grade teacher, working with Team Lightning to teach Social Studies and English Language Arts (ELA).
I began teaching in 1998 and have spent most of my career in the Lawrence Public Schools. I have taught 4th-6th grades, in both elementary and middle school buildings.
I have earned three degrees from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!). In 1989, my first degree was a Bachelors degree with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. I worked as an accountant for five years before going back to KU to pursue Education. In 1997, I earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. In 2002, I earned a Masters degree in Education.
In my spare time, I enjoy golf, basketball, playing the guitar, writing, and yardwork. I have written and published a book, Saving Mr. Sharp, which touches on Kansas history with elements of mystery and science fiction. It is intended for a 3rd-6th grade audience.