Mrs. Etling



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Mrs. Etling

Hello and welcome to Hinchcliffe School!  My name is Karen Etling and I teach the Functional Curriculum, K-2 classroom.  I graduated from Illinois State University and have taught special education in both Illinois and Missouri.  I am married to my husband Keith. We have 3 grown daughters and our newest joy, my granddaughter Lydia!  

The curriculum in my classroom emphasizes the awareness and exploration of IEP academics, social behavior, language, functional safety skills, independent living and recreational/leisure activities.  You will see the students in my classroom use a multi-sensory approach to learning to assist with each student's learning style.  We also provide opportunities to use our newly gained knowledge  throughout the school and in the community.   


I enjoy working with both my students and their families.  Together we can make is a very successful school year!  I can be contacted by email at or by phone 632-8406.