• Kara K. Siegel 
    Certified Texas Teacher with Lower Elementary Montessori Certification
    I joined Garden Oaks in 2012 while completing my Texas certification and Montessori certification.   I received a Bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State in Business Administration in 2001, and worked as a travel agent in addition to working with elementary students in after-school programs for many years.  I also wrote curriculum and trained new caseworkers for Adult Protective Services, while shooting photography for youth sports.  I am an artist and photographer in my free time, and have done a few gallery shows in Houston and Galveston, but don't find much time to show anymore now that I am teaching!  Painting has become more of a way to unwind and express myself creatively. In 2011, while teaching 3rd and 4th graders at Unity, I decided to make a career change and pursue teaching full time.  I am grateful for the daily opportunity to do what I love!  I am currently working on becoming certified as a mindfulness instructor. 
    "Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love."  -Rumi 
    (This site is hidden and you need an email invite from me to access it.  Send requests to ksiegel@houstonisd.org)
    Living Tree Code:  B11B6AF9DD 
    (Living Tree will be used to share information and coordinate any classroom events.)