Welcome to Mrs. Gnatt's Class

 My name is Mrs. Karen Gnatt and this will be my 20th year teaching in Homewood School District 153. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and received my Masters Degree in Education from St. Xavier University. I have a middle school endorsement in Language Arts and Social Sciences (SS). I am the sponsor of the Interact Club, a student club which works with the Homewood Rotarians on community service projects that benefit our school, community and the world. I am also the HW Club supervisor on Wednesdays and provide tutoring after school on Mondays and Fridays.
I am married and live in St. John, IN. I have two kids - Lauren 19 (sophomore in college) and Logan 15 (freshman in HS).
This is an awesome school district with extremely caring and dedicated parents, teachers and administrators. I am so excited to be starting my 8th year teaching 6th grade at James Hart School.
My goal for this year includes:
  • Helping students achieve their personal academic goals. 
  • Help your child to be organized and prepared to learn each day.
  • Encourage everyone to be respectful and kind towards others (students, staff, guest teachers).
  • Promote creative and critical thinking skills in a safe and clean learning environment.
  • Teach students how to work well with others and accomplish assignments cooperatively. 
  I  promise to work hard to achieve these goals and I will do my best to treat your child as my own. I need your support and commitment and together we will have a great school year. Please reach out to me via email, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Please check parent portal often.