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Karen Abker
English Teacher
Karen Abker

Mrs. Abker grew up on a farm in Beloit, Kansas, with five brothers and sisters and LOTS of animals; then she later graduated from St. John’s-Beloit HS. After high school, she attended McPherson College where she played volleyball and ran track; she then taught one year before she returned to work at the college while pursuing her Master’s Degree at Wichita State University. Since then, she worked for twelve years at Canton-Galva HS, before moving to Salina to teach and coach at Salina Central for 23 years. In total, this is her 38th year of teaching. Mrs. Abker lives with her husband Mark (an Ell-Saline grad), two black labs, and four cats. She enjoys walking the dogs each evening, living in the country, ENGLISH!! and attending Cardinal events and K-State football games. This is Mrs. Abker’s second year teaching SAT Comp, Jr. and Sr. English, and freshmen speech here at Ell-Saline, and helping with AD duties. She enjoys the smaller classes, the welcoming community, and her great students!




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