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     I am currently the Special Education department leader at Coon Rapids Middle School.  I have been teaching for 34 years. I taught second grade for 7 years. All other years have been in special education.  I have been teaching in Anoka-Hennepin for 26 years.  I began my career in Anoka-Hennepin at Coon Rapids High School.  I have been at Coon Rapids Middle School since 1995.  I have been Special Education department leader for the last 10 years.  
    Educational background:
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan   Bachelor of Science:  Social studies and elementary education
    University of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota   Masters Degree:  Special education:   learning disabilities and behavior problems 
    I am married to Rick Gabriel.  Together we raised 4 children.  We have 7 lovely granddaughters and 2 handsome grandsons and 1 friendly dog.  We enjoy sailing on Lake Superior and downhill skiing.  In my free time I like to read, walk, scrapbook and create Shutterfly books.
     Thank you for supporting your student's education!  I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth.  Together we can help your child achieve success!
  • Karen Gabriel
    Special education department leader
    Coon Rapids Middle School
    11600 Raven Street NW, Coon Rapids, MN  55433
  • I am available throughout the day for phone calls and parent meetings.