Mrs. Karen Fleischli is thrilled to be part of the JCS Cedar Cove family where she supports home study students in Orange, North San Diego and Riverside Counties. She began her teaching career as a classroom teacher and five years later joined her first born son at home. When he turned five, she enrolled him in JCS and began homeschooling. She discovered the joy of teaching her son and watching him grow. She knew this would be a perfect match when she joined the JCS team later that year as an Educational Facilitator. Since then she has been inspiring and supporting students on their educational journey as they discover their talents and develop their strengths and skills. She believes all students can become lifelong learners if they have a curriculum tailored to their needs and are taught according to their unique learning styles. Her passion is sharing beautiful picture books and classic novels to inspire her student’s love for reading. She encourages them to learn through real life experiences, projects and unit studies. She also loves taking her students on field trips! The greatest rewards at JCS have been working with such positive, innovative and collaborative educators as well as building community with her families. In her spare time Mrs. Fleischli loves to take walks, to bicycle with her husband, to hang out with friends and family, to read, and to enjoy the beach.