Kari studied tap, ballet, and jazz at Kirkpatrick’s from preschool through high school and began teaching these three styles of dance in 2005. You could say her passion for teaching began at Kirkpatrick’s! Kari received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts Education from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Since returning from Seattle, Kari has pursued a career in teaching Special Educaiton, and currently teaches grades 1/2 at the Charles Armstrong School and is en route to earn her Masters in Special Education at San Francisco University. Kari’s love for the art of tap dancing and for the community at Kirkpatrick’s has guided her back to teaching dance part time, and she couldn’t be more thrilled!