Phone: 623-376-4535


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Music, MEd Elementary Education 1st-8th Grade Early Childhood Birth-Age 8 SEI

Mrs. Karen Padelford

Welcome to 1st Grade 2022-2023 and Room 112! I have enjoyed 23 years of teaching, including 8 years of Kindergarten/1st-3rd Reading Intervention, 7 years of PreK-8th Music Therapy, and 8 years of 1st-2nd grade.

On a personal note, my husband Brian and I have been married for 27 years. We have 4 children: Emma (20, Junior at GCU), Ava (17, Senior at Ridge), Jack (14, Freshman at Ridge), and Max (11, Terramar 6th grader). Walter is our Red Retriever and Frank is our Maltipom. They both celebrated their 1st birthdays this past spring.

I look forward to an amazing school year!