Welcome to Third Grade: Room 103   

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Writing a note in your child's planner is a quick and easy line of communication as I see your child's planner each day.

I also encourage you to communicate through the Bloomz app. A hard copy of directions to join our class will come home on the first day of school.  I will discuss this in more detail at Back to School night, and display/pass out the necessary information.


"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin



My name is Karen Gabel and I just completed my 24th year of teaching. I was hired at Lincoln Park Elementary School in September 1997 to begin my teaching career. I started out as a teacher assistant in the preschool disabilities classroom and after a year and a half, I was hired as a kindergarten teacher. After spending a year and a half in kindergarten, I moved on to first grade in 2000. I taught first grade for 11 years and in 2011, I moved to fourth grade where I spent 8 years. 2019-2020 I spent a year teaching in the Resource Room. As of 2020-2021, I moved third grade. I thoroughly enjoy it and look forward to years of challenges & fun at this level! I consider myself flexible, always up fr a challenge, and willing to try new things. Always with a smile.

I enjoy teaching children and my greatest satisfaction is seeing students succeed and watching them develop a love of learning. 


  • Juniata College: Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood & Elementary Education
  • Felician College: Special Education Certification
  • Felician College: Master's Degree in Supervision

New Jersey Teaching Experience: 24 Years:

  • Lincoln Park Elementary School: K-4

Honors, Awards, and Recognition:

  • Best Practices Award 2005
  • Teacher of the Year 2010 
  • 20 Years of Service in the Lincoln Park School District

Inspiring Quotes:

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." --Albert Einstein

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be;  for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."  --Martha Washington 


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