Welcome to Kindergarten!


    My name is Karla Mitchener. I am thrilled to have your child in my class this year! I hope both of you are ready to learn a lot of new and exciting things. We will be completing many FUN activities together this year!

    My family moved to Madison from Starkville last summer.  I am from Tupelo, and have two older sisters.  I went to Mississippi State University (go dawgs). While attending college, I met my husband, Rob.  We were married on the beach in 2005.  We have two beautiful daughters.  Adleigh Claire is eleven and is in 6th grade at Germantown Middle School.  Emme Caroline is eight and is in 3rd grade Mannsdale Upper. My family has a boxer named Belle (after the cowbell), and a turtle named Owen.

    This will be my 16th year teaching. I have taught kindergarten for eight years, 1st grade for four years, and 4th grade for three years. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach at Mannsdale Elementary School.

    My family enjoys watching Wheel of Fortune and playing board/card games together. We love to go to Mississippi State games on the weekends and spend time in the Junction.  My girls are active in soccer and ballet, which keeps us all busy! 

    I can't wait to begin this adventurous year with your child. We are going to have so much fun together. Snuggle your kindergartener a little more, and get ready for their KINDERGARTEN year! 



    Karla Mitchenermy family

    Kindergarten, Mannsdale Elementary
















    Photos of My Family 

    soccer star

    Adleigh has played soccer since she was 4 years old. She plays competitive soccer for Jackson RUSH.

    my little ballerina

    Emme loves ballet, tap and jazz.  This will be her fourth year dancing!

    We spent a week at the Miss Mississippi pageant this summer!

    The girls and I spent a week at the Miss Mississippi pageant last summer. Adleigh was a Magnolia Princess for Miss Dixie, Holly Harrington, who won first alternate!

    Daddy Daughter Sock-Hop at school  

    Rob took the girls to Starkville Academy's Daddy-Daughter Sock Hop!

    Go State!

    We are all BIG MSU Bulldog fans! We especially love having our picture taken with Bully.


    Speaking of Mississippi State....this is Belle. She, of course, was named after the famous noisemaker at MSU.


    My former principal found Owen near her pond over 5 years ago.  He loves taking trips to the class to see all of my boys and girls!

    Some of my favorites.....


    colors: pink and maroon     food: chicken tenders and cheeseburgers    

    drinks: Dr. Pepper and sweet tea     candy: Reece's peanut butter cups

    restaurants: Newk's and Chick-Fil-A     season: fall

    flower: daisy     sports: soccer and college football    

    hobbies: online shopping and manicures/pedicures

    TV show: Grey's Anatomy     stores: Apple Annie's and Target    

    children's book: I Love You, Stinkyface

    animal: ostrich    vacation spot: anywhere near the beach