Hello! My name is Karen Pawelek and I am honored to teach Exploratory Languages and Spanish 1 at Lamar Middle School. I have been teaching at Lamar since 1998 and enjoy seeing former students that come back to tell me of their foreign language adventures. It is so exciting to learn another language and to be able to communicate to people effectively. I hope my passion for languages, culture, food, and music inspires my students to further their language study and eventually travel abroad.