She is the Online Coordinator and the Director of Clinical Practice. She coordinates many online classes and their corresponding campus visits. She secures student teaching placements for each teacher candidate and tracks their data and paperwork. She does all this with an upbeat outlook. For these reasons, Karina has been selected as University of Illinois Springfield February Employee of the Month.
Karina's nominator calls her a master of positive communication. "The relationship building she has done with school districts has done much to shine a positive light on the Department of Teacher Education and the University of Illinois Springfield," the nominator writes.
Her supervisor says that her position in the department has no down time during the academic year. "Prioritizing allows her to produce quality work as quickly as possible," he writes, also noting her excellent communication skills that help her to excel in her job.
"The Department [of Teacher Education] always appreciates Karina's positive and constructive outlook and the work she does with building our partnerships," her nominator writes, "but we want the rest of the UIS community to know just how special she is and how important her work is to the rest of us."