Mrs. Staples

My name is Kara Staples and I currently teach Kindergarten through third grade music at Winterquist Elementary. I reside in my hometown of Cloquet and graduated from Cloquet High School. I completed my Bachelor of Music degree at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. My teaching career began in Nashville, where I taught for 3 years before deciding to move back home to Minnesota. I recieved my Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary's University in 2007. This is my 18th year here in Esko, and I thoroughly enjoy each day with my students!

When not at school, I love spending time at our family cabin with my husband(Scott) and two young daughters ( Haley,12) (Kate 8). I also enjoy reading many books, playing guitar, fishing and jogging.