Meet Karen Teal

When did I begin working at Christ the King:  

January 1988

The best thing about CTK is:  

Integrating the faith in each subject I teach.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University, Chicago, IL

Favorite Bible verse/quote:  

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--Ephesians 2:8

If I weren't doing what I do today, I would be:  

A librarian.  I enjoy reading and perusing the stacks.  I worked at a library for a short time and liked every aspect of it.


What "lesson from mom" do I still live by today:

Live according to the JOY acronym:  Jesus, and Others, and You - what a wonderful way to spell JOY!  (She taught this song to her Sunday School kids.)


If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, it would be:  

Northern Italy, Switzerland, or Australia

Favorite movie of all time:  

Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Favorite sports team:  

No favorites!

Favorite food/restaurant:  

P.F. Chang’s; Olive Garden

Best concert I've ever attended:  

Three Dog Night with Rod Stewart as the opening act


If I could learn to do anything, it would be:  

Figure skating.  It's such a beautiful sport.

What are you most proud of:  

My daughter's accomplishments in high school tennis and adult USTA tournaments.