Karen Tillma has been the head teacher at Emanuel Lutheran Church since 2000. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an associate’s degree in Early Childhood. She taught Head Start for 10 years before joining the staff at Emanuel Lutheran Church. In 2014 she was trained in S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K, an early childhood development program designed to engage children’s bodies and minds for success in all aspects of learning. She is married and has three grown children of her own. She likes to read, camp, spend time with family, participate in church actiivities/bible study and eating out. She loves children and strives to make learning fun through hands on activities.