Mobile: 847.951.2587 | Email: KarenR@StartingPointRealty.com
I graduated with a special education degree from Benedictine University, and I received my master’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia University. I have been married to my husband Tod for 21 years as of 2017 and we have two children. As a family, we love to golf.
I taught for 5 years in a self-contained 1st/2nd grade classroom in Alsip. When I got pregnant with my son, Nicholas, now age 16, I became a diagnostician and taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders at a middle school in Barrington. When I was pregnant with my daughter Kiley, now age 14, I became a stay-at-home mom.
As my babies started school, I volunteered with reading programs and lunch supervision at their school. My principal soon realized my background as an educator and I began teaching as a reading interventionist for K-3. With that, I got into subbing.
I absolutely love teaching. Watching a child learn how to read for the first time gives me goosebumps and is so rewarding. The smile on their face says it all. I want that same feeling for my clients when they realize owning a home is possible. I want to be a part of that process and guide them in their journey.
Gina & Vince
“Karen was incredibly helpful throughout the whole selling process. She responded quickly with any questions we had and kept us up-to-date on the whole process. She was a joy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home.”