Phone: 814.267.4621


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Mrs. Karwatsky

Welcome to Mrs. K's Website!

Here's a little about me:

I was born in Berlin, Pa  and actually began my education as a Mountaineer here at BBSD. My family moved to Somerset and I am a graduate of Somerset Area High School. Four years later, I obtained my degree in Biology and Environmental Education from St. Francis University, and then moved on to further my education at Clarion University. It all came full-circle , as they say, when I was officially hired as a full-time Secondary Science Teacher at Berlin Brothersvalley School District in 2010, although I filled a variety of long-term sub positions for four years prior. I currently teach upper level science classes. I am proud to be a loving wife and momma, nature lover, and, of course...Mountaineer!

I am truly excited to have you (or your student) in class, and I look forward to a great year. I have planned many interesting activities and units that I will implement into our science courses. I am honored to have the opportunity to be here and work with your child in school, and I am looking forward to getting to know each of you.

Parent involvement is important to the success of your child. Please check Schoology for your child’s grades and school lesson plans to keep up-to-date of how the school year is progressing. Additionally, I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Parents, please note: AP Biology Students may be reading two novels: Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Feel free to preview each of these by clicking on the links below.

Your Inner Fish

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • Need to get in touch? The best ways to contact me during the school day are email: or phone: 814.267.4621.


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