Third Grade

Meet the Third Grade Team

 Mrs. Karen Blaker -

   Hello, I'm Karen Blaker.  I’m a Northeastern native, having attended Rolling Hills, South Vienna, and Northeastern, as well as teaching 3rd Grade here at Northridge.  Both my parents, Richard and Judy Alzner, were teachers so you can say that teaching was in my blood.  I feel called and blessed to teach! 

    I graduated Cum Laude from Wittenberg (2004) in Early Childhood Education with Music and Writing minors.  I completed my Masters Summa Cum Laude from Ashland (2006) in Gifted and Talented Education. I am coauthoring a young adult novel with Dr. Lora Lawson (Wittenberg). 

    I’m happily married to wonderful man named Tyler Blaker.  We are blessed to have an amazing 1-year-old son and baby on the way in Oct. 2013!

   I enjoy dancing, word and math games, writing and spending time with my family! 

   Thank you for visiting our website.   I look forward to sharing in our students' education!

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Miss Rachael Curtin

   I graduated from Wayne High School in 1987.  In 1991, I received a double major in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Evangel University.   I obtained my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Wright State University.
   I have been a teacher at Northridge Elementary since 1996.  Before beginning my job at Northridge, I taught for a couple of years at Somerton Elementary School in Yuma, AZ.  While there, I had the opportunity to work in both the special education and gifted programs. 
   In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano, reading, and playing volleyball.
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Mrs. Tonya Doogs - 
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 Mrs. Rachel Funke - Intervention Specialist
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