Hi, my name is Karen (Rakers) Braundmeier. I grew up on a farm on the north side of Aviston, the 6th of 7 children. I have lived in Aviston all my life. It’s such a great place to raise a family!
I went to high school at Mater Dei in Breese, IL and continued my education at Kaskaskia College on a softball scholarship, and finished up at SIUE with a bachelor’s degree in 1992.
In 1992, I began my career at St. Paul Elementary in Highland, IL teaching 2nd grade. After teaching in Highland for 5 years, I was lucky enough to be hired on as a teacher at Aviston Elementary, and have been teaching here ever since. I taught 4th grade for one year and 3rd grade from 1998-present.
My husband, Art, and I have 3 children, Logan, Abigail and Reed. We enjoy watching our kids’ sporting events, Cardinal baseball and Green Bay Packers football.