Karen Natole (Office Manager)

Ms. Karen Natole
Office Manager

I began working at DPS of Faribault in December of 2011 when I was hired as a MARSS Coordinator. As the MARSS Coordinator, I was responsible for reporting to the State of Minnesota all the data the state requires and accumulates.  At that time, Kristen Skarr Thomas was in the office with me as the Office Secretary, but was also a Paraprofessional.  Eventually, I took overher role in the office so Ms. Kris could dedicate herself to what she was so good at….a Paraprofessional.  My title was then changed to Office Manager! I am still the MARSS Coordinator, but I also do a variety of other tasks, such as School Nurse!

Prior to working at Discovery, I had a variety of different jobs! Out of all the jobs I have done, the most rewarding would be a “Stay Home Mom” with my three children!  My favorite part of all these jobs would have to be “learning” something new!  It’s not very surprising I ended up at Discovery in a “learning environment” for almost 10 years now!

Here at Discovery Public School, you will hear me refer to the school as a small family!  I truly believe that!  Families support each other, push each other to achieve, laugh, disagree, and even get angry on occasion!  That’s ok, because in the end, we are always here for each other!  We have former students who still return to say hi and update us on their lives!  I love working for Discovery and love being part of this “family”!!

Outside of school I enjoy riding the Harley, hiking, traveling, horses, dogs, and cats!  I love my 3 kids and my 2 grandchildren with everything that I am!  I also love living near the community on a local lake with my better half, Scott.