Mrs. Karen Coppinger
Resource (Mosaic) Teacher
B.S. Learning Disabilities, General Special Education and Elementary Education, Language Arts, University of Maine at Farmington
Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist Intensive Training (ASDCS)
Wilson Reading System Practitioner
Mrs. Coppinger has been a resident to the seacoast for over 30 years. Her first teaching job was with a school designed exclusively for language learning dyslexics. While her children were young, she stayed home to focus on raising them but continued to do private tutoring. Once they were older, she worked in the public school system for 10 years as an interventionist and then began at PCA in 2019. Mrs. Coppinger and her husband Kevin, have three children and own their own plumbing and heating business in the area.
What do you love about teaching?
I love helping students with learning differences develop a love of learning. There is nothing quite like seeing a student go from being reading phobic to blossoming into an avid reader. I just love seeing the excitement they get from understanding print and wanting to read, especially read for pleasure. And because I feel so much more of a connection with my students here at PCA, the joy is even greater. I am confident that this is the place God has for me and I am so thankful for each student that I get to work with.
One of my favorite verses is Psalm 46:10: He says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”