Teacher Information

Phone: (281) 327-4260


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies - magna cum laude Reading Recovery Certified Generalist EC – Sixth Certified English as a Second Language Certified GT Trained

Ms. Karen Sfara

Karen is starting her 13th year teaching, and her 10th year with Ft. Bend ISD. This will be her fifth year at Patterson Elementary and she is excited to see the growth in her 5th grade students. Her first year, she was part of a team that rolled out our new grading pilot; Standards Based Grading. She saw so much growth in all of her students and is ready to continue this grading system this year! 

Karen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston. As a proud U of H Cougar, she understood the high expectations warranted by a college of “Carnegie Tier One” distinction, which only four colleges in Texas hold. In addition to acquiring her teaching certificate, Karen is ESL (English as a Second Language) certified, Reading Recovery (a reading intervention program) certified, and is trained for our Gifted and Talented learners. 

Karen’s philosophy in teaching is that all students can learn when given the specific tools needed. She believes that every student is successful in their own way. Her classroom promotes a safe and healthy learning environment that motivates each student to reach their fullest potential. Through this positive climate, students are more confident, and their performance is a direct reflection of their abilities and perseverance. If there is one word to define Karen, it is the word, “dedicated”. She believes that every student can learn, no matter the obstacles.

Karen is a Professional Learning Lead, the Campus Math Champion, a Progress Learning Ambassador, was part of the Curriculum Writing project, was a member of Ft. Bend ISD’s Master Facility Plan Committee, and their Steering Committee. Some of her favorite hobbies include hiking, camping, gardening, learning about different cultures/religions, and traveling.  

Teacher Schedule

  • 8:10 a.m. Class begins

    8:10 a.m. Math 1

    8:40 a.m. Outclass

    9:25 a.m. Math 1 

    10:30 a.m. Switch to Ice's Class for ELA

    10:30 a.m. Math 2 (Nguyen's Homeroom)  

    10:35 a.m. Intervention

    11:20 a.m. Math 2 (Nguyen's Homeroom)

    12:45 p.m. Switch to Ice's Room for ELA 

    12:45 p.m. Math 3 (Ice's Homeroom)

    1:00 p.m. Recess

    1:30 p.m. Lunch

    2:00 p.m. Math 3 (Ice's Homeroom)

    3:25 p.m. Dismissal

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  •  By appointment only.