Karla graduated with her Bachelor of Education degree in 1994, from the University of Regina. She completed her MACTE approved Montessori training through St. Nicholas in 1999. Other credentials include completion of a Montessori course, for teaching Children At Risk For Learning Differences, through the June Shelton School in Dallas, Texas. Karla has been employed with Calgary Montessori School since 1995. Initially hired to teach preschool/ kindergarten French, Karla has also enjoyed teaching, Phys. Ed, Grade 1, and Music. With her husband, Karla has also hosted art camps, focusing on both art and the nature of peace. In her spare time, Karla enjoys yoga, reading, art, music, biking, hiking, and spending time with her son and husband.