Karen Woo is the middle school Religion teacher at St. Martha School. She helps our students grow in their faith each day. Ms. Woo works with our 8th graders to help them prepare for Confirmation and also moderates the Rosary Club and Service Club.
Q & A with Ms. Woo
I am passionate about finding gratitude in the simplest of things. The simple act of gratitude helps me to be joyful.
My philosophy of education is to help students become the very best versions of themselves. In the classroom, I am fair, firm and consistent. I want students to realize that true self worth and success come from overcoming adversity and realizing that the struggle was worth it.
Favorite part of teaching:
My favorite part of teaching is making connections with each of my students. I love to tell them stories about myself and my family, and I enjoy hearing about them and their families.
Favorite teaching memory:
My favorite teaching memories are when I hear about the successes of my former students.
Favorite thing about St. Martha:
My absolute favorite thing about St. Martha is the people. I love the storied history and sense of community the school and parish offer.
My hope for my students:
I pray that my students will continue to build their relationship with God. I want my students to make prayer and gratitude a daily ritual. And when the tough times come, they will know that God is always on their side.
I love to travel, and experience new things. If you can’t find me here, chances are, I’m in my Second City, Chicago.