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Mrs. Karen McQuinn

Hello! My name is Karen McQuinn. I am originally born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the Bay Area after completing my BS and teaching credential in elementary education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After teaching 2 years with the Cupertino Union School District, I took a leave of absence to complete my masters degree at UCLA in Educational Psychology. After graduating, I returned to the district and have been teaching at Lincoln Elementary School ever since. 2019-2020 will be my 18th year of teaching.

Follow me on Twitter (@kkmcquinn), which I use as my Personal Learning Network. My main professional interests include learning about student motivation & engagement, growth mindset, and STEAM.

My favorite stores are Target & Amazon. I also enjoy decaf mochas and decaf milk tea with boba. No boxes of chocolate, please.

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