Welcome to Kindergarten

Phone: 517-339-8208 Ext. 3316


Degrees and Certifications:

BS: Early Childhood and Teaching from MSU MA: Curriculum and Instruction from MSU National Board Certified Teacher

Ms. Karen Amachree

Hello Kindergarten Families! My name is Karen Amachree. This is my 19th year of teaching & ten of those years have been teaching Kindergarten here in the Superstar room at Wilkshire. I LOVE teaching young children! I love their natural curiosity, eagerness to learn, innate empathy for one another, and their ability to warm my heart by the questions they ask & the things they say. ❤

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in Hartland, Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University with my bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Teaching with an Early Childhood Endorsement. I also earned my Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from MSU. Last year I became Nationally Board Certified in Early Childhood Education. I taught first grade for seven years in Hartland, Michigan, as well as kindergarten for the Lansing School District. This will be my 10th year at Wilkshire and I absolutely love it here! I am very fortunate to work with such a dedicated staff in such a wonderful community. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Other ways I spend my free time are traveling, biking, walking, swimming, listening to music, and just about any kind of activity with my family. I also love reading a good book. And speaking of books… I am also a collector of great children’s books!

Kindergarten is such an exciting year of growth- socially, emotionally, and academically! I believe it is important to create a warm, nurturing classroom environment in which children feel safe & loved. In Kindergarten, we learn to celebrate that we are all alike in many ways & we are all different in many ways. We appreciate eachother for who we are. We practice kindness, patience, & empathy. We learn to be independent and develop a love of school through lots of learning opportunities every day. 🌟

I look forward to beginning the new school year! I am so fortunate to partner with you in your child’s educational experience here at Wilkshire! 😊