Educator of the Week: Karen Decker

Karen Decker

Karen Decker is a librarian and college and career awareness teacher at John Hancock Charter School. She was chosen as the Daily Herald's Utah Valley Educator of the Week.

Decker makes reading fun for all of the students at John Hancock Charter School. She shares her love of books with her students daily. She creates fun competitions and incentives to encourage students to read, and her students always rise to the challenge.

This year she is facilitating a Battle of the Book and an annual school-wide reading week. Students have been reading books all year in preparation for the event and are looking forward to reading every book on the list.

Her students learn to love books and love reading because of her passion. Decker knows every students' name in the entire school and goes out of her way to make sure they know she cares for them. John Hancock Charter School is a school of awesome readers because of Decker.