Mrs. Kara Holtgrave

2nd Grade


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     Hi! I’m Kara Holtgrave and I have been teaching second grade at Aviston Elementary since 2001. Education has been very important throughout my life, growing up with both my parents as teachers. I grew up in Germantown and attended Mater Dei High School, graduating in 1994. I went on to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1999 from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After graduation, I taught two years in a small, private school that sadly closed its doors for the final time just a couple years ago. I taught combined first and second grades my first year and preschool and kindergarten my second year.
     I live in St. Rose with my husband, Bob, and our two children, Madison and Wesley. We also have a beagle named Rudy that we adopted from the Clinton County Humane Society.
     Maddie and Wes are both very involved in soccer. It is our family’s favorite sport. We love watching our kids play. I also enjoy seeing my former students at soccer games. Besides soccer, I also enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
      I truly enjoy working with children. I love to see them learn and grow throughout the year! I am looking forward to a fun and exciting new school year!!