Mrs. Kropa

Hello My Name Is...

Kathleen Kropa 


Welcome to My Sixth Grade Classroom

    I taught seventh through twelfth grade English, writing, and public speaking in the Elk Lake School District, Dimock, Pennsylvania, for eight and one-half years.  After moving to Rockingham County, North Carolina, in 1998, I taught Grade 8 English (Moderate and Strong A. I. G.) at J. E. Holmes Middle School, Eden, the 1998-1999 school year.  School year 1999-2000 I taught Grade 8 English and North Carolina History at Rockingham County Middle School.  The last seven years at RCMS I taught Grade 7 English, Moderate A. I. G., social studies, and Focused Grammar and Writing.  I anticipate an exciting, productive sixth year teaching Grade 6 English/Language Arts and social studies at Kannapolis Intermediate School.
    Feel free to contact me by email or by school phone at (704) 932-4161.
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
East Stroudsburg State College/BS Secondary English Education
University of Scranton 
Educational Philosophy/Vision:  A philosophy of teaching begins with my wanting to provide a safe environment for all students in which each is accepted and respected.  The student, regardless of his/her age, should learn and grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually with my guidance.  I maintain high expectations for all students and encourage each to take risks and try new tasks outside his/her comfort zone.