Degrees and Certifications:

  • Hello Students, Parents and Guardians!

          My name is Kara Mackin and I will be taking over for Mrs. Meder for the remainder of the 2018/19 school year. I graduated from Ramapo College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a concentration/certification in Elementary Education and I am so excited to begin teaching the wonderful students at Slocum Skewes!

          I grew up playing lots of sports, dancing and playing various instruments. I always loved learning and knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was very young. In my spare time, I teach dance to middle school and high school students, teach Zumba to adults and enjoy time with my family, friends and my dog, Zeke.

          My teaching style is one that ensures the comfort and success of each and every one of my students in my classroom. I also base my teaching on communication with both students and guardians. I am always available for conferences or available to answer any questions via email at Electronic forms of communication are among the most common forms of communications now a days, even in schools! I have invited all of my students to join the google classroom pages I have created for their homework assignments. I will always let students know in class what their homework is but it will also be posted online. I check my email very often and try to answer them as soon as I possibly can. Please do not hesitate to reach out if there are any questions or concerns!

           I am truly so happy to be joining the fifth-grade team at Slocum Skewes! I am beyond excited to teach the Slocum students and get to know them. My students are always most important to me.


    Best Regards,

    Miss Mackin

    Fifth Grade 

    Slocum Skewes School