Phone: 661-588-6065 x117
Degrees and Certifications:
Graduated from CSUB (1988) Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential(PE) Clear Specialist Instruction Credential (Special Education) Preliminary Administrative Credential Master's in Special Education
Mrs. Karen Campbell
Welcome to the Intermediate Learning Center. My class provides Special Education services for identified students in grades 4-6, but this year I am serving 5th and 6th graders. This is my 34th year of teaching. I received my teaching credentials from California State University, Bakersfield. First, I received a credential in Physical Education, then received my Resource Specialist credential, after that was my Learning Handicapped credential, then onto my Preliminary Administrative credential while obtaining a Master's Degree in Special Education.
I was born and raised in Kern County. I have been married for 31 years to my high school sweetheart and we have two daughters: Lauren, 28 and Abigail, 26. Lauren is a Special Education teacher and Abby lives in Atlanta, Georgia-where she is a Special Education teacher as well. My hobbies are my daughters and husband, wherever it takes us and whatever we do. Lauren has blessed me with an 18-month-old grandson, Knox, and Abby is the mother of my five-year-old grand-dog Remi, a German Shepherd!
I began my teaching career at Emerson Junior High in Bakersfield City School District in 1989, then I was hired by Rosedale in 1994, and have taught at each school in the district except for Del Rio, Freedom, and American. I have been at Patriot since it opened and would not change a thing about where I am, what I do, or the teachers and students I love working with. There have been lots of changes since March of 2020, but I am thankful for the “grace” that my district and site administration, secretaries, fellow teachers, parents, and students have shown me as this “old dog, continues to learn new tricks”! I am thrilled and blessed to work at Patriot!