Phone: (847) 451-5054


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English Education, Illinois State University M. Ed. Reading Specialist & Special Education, DePaul University Highly Qualified in: English, Reading Specialist, Special Education, Gifted Specialist

Mrs. Kara Kennedy

I am thrilled to have been at Leyden since 2013.  Before Leyden, I have taught English and Reading in several other districts.  I have worked with students of all levels and abilities, from kindergarten all the way up to seniors in high school.  At Leyden, I teach literacy and special education.  After school, I work as an ACCESS advisor and a Boys Track coach.  In my freetime, I like to travel, cook, and spend time with my husband and dog.