Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Karina Canup
Karina Canup is excited to join the SPARK family in the 2019.2020 school year as a 4th grade teacher! After leaving her hometown in the suburbs, she welcomes the opportunity to live and teach in the city that she loves.
Ms. Canup has spent the past two years teaching 4th grade and serving in a grade-level leadership position in Douglas County. There, she co-chaired art club and coordinated the winter dance. She can't wait to share her passion and drive with the students, families and community here at Springdale Park.
She attended Kennesaw State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education along with her reading endorsement. While at KSU, she was chapter president of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education and served as curriculum director and lead teacher for a summer reading intensive for students 2nd-6th grade. Following a passion for learning, she is currently pursuing a master's degree from there as well, which will include both a gifted and English as a second language endorsement.
Ms. Canup loves trying new things, especially foods! She enjoys perusing farmer's markets and local restaurants to find new flavors. In her free time, you can usually find her watching a nature documentary or going to an Atlanta United soccer game!