Welcome To 7th Grade Honors ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS


Phone: 914-376-8250


Degrees and Certifications:

Undergrad- Master's Secondary Eng. 7-12, Permanent Cert Eng, Permanent Cert Gifted/ Talented, Reimagining Education Summer workshop cert 2020, Advanced Cert Reimagining Education 2021

Ms. J. Karl

  I cannot believe this is my 15th year teaching at PEARLS!! Seems like yesterday I was in the classtoom for the first time as a teacher. After completing my undergrad, I interned for a year at a school in Manhattan and fell in love with teaching, especially the middle school population! I went on to earn my Master's Degree in Secondary Eng. I hold certifications in English 7-12 as well as Gifted/Talented. I consider myself a life-long learner and enjoy school so much, I recently went back to school for a Summer Institute program, at Columbia University's Teacher College, Reimanging Education. Through this program, I am working towards an Advanced Certificate, again through Teacher's College, in the subject area of Reimanging Education: Education for a Racially Just Society. I am also the mother of a 7th grader and am also my daughter's Girl Scout Troop leader for 4 years now. When I am not in school, my favorite pastimes include: spending time w/ family, traveling, reading, cooking, and listening to music. 

  I have met so many great students along the way and always learn so much from each student I encounter. I look forward to a new and exciting year with you all! 


~" If one has courage, nothing can dim the light that shines from within." Maya Angelou


    Boogie Down Books : About Our Book Club

    ** Books are listed on the assignment's page. 1st Book Club is Mon, Sept 21st.

    Our Middle Grade Book Club is for readers ages 8-13 who have read the book and want to talk about it. Discussions are facilitated by 12-year-old Mott Haven resident Cadence.


    Time: 5:30-6:30pm

    Location: On Zoom. Only registered attendees will receive the link to join, so please be sure to sign up.


    * Free and open to readers ages 8-13 who have read the book and want to talk about it.

    * RSVP required, as space is limited

    * No purchase necessary


    Any questions? Visit us at www.boogiedownbooks.com or email us at info@boogiedownbooks.com