Phone: (719) 495-1149
Degrees and Certifications:
BA - English, minor in Writing Master's Teacher Education Ph.D. Special Education Leadership
Dr. Karin Pappadakis
Hello and welcome! I am very excited to be teaching Communications at Skyview Middle School this year. My background as a previous reporter, writer, photographer, publications, journalism, English, and graphic arts teacher makes this a great fit for me. All of these elements focus on the presentation of ourselves and the information we want to share. I believe Communications is a great stepping stone to leadership and life skills.
My husband and I have one son who serves in the Air Force, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren (ages 7, 9, 14) and three four-legged "kids" with tails and wet noses who keep us busy. Our most recent puppy is headed to the competition ring and is learning how to track using only her nose, to obey (which all good dogs do), and to navigate an agility course - think jumping and climbing! She is very good at jumping - up on the table, on the bed, so now we have to teach her WHEN NOT to jump.
I love Colorado! I moved here from Oregon, so I'm still an avid Ducks football fan, but I love Colorado's teams - Avalanche, Switchbacks, and all others. Colorado is a beautiful place to live!
I am looking forward to a great year of learning, living, and getting to know my students. I am always available to answer questions, or provide information. Please contact me with any questions you have either by email or phone. I will respond to you within 24 hours during weekdays. I check my email often.
I appreciate the trust you have in the education staff at Skyview Middle School for your child's education. This is a phenomenal school and I take my job and responsibility seriously. I will always do my best to teach, inform, and monitor your student's progress. I will inform you of any celebrations, concerns, or progress. Please feel free to do the same!