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    Our class makes learning our top priority.  We come to school each day ready to do our best with the goal of learning one new thing each day.

    We ascribe to the idea that we may not be able to achieve something YET, but that with practice and hard work we will achieve our goals.

    Learning is not a spectator sport but a full contact one!

  • Greetings from Mrs. Martenak


         My name is Karen Martenak.  I have been teaching in the Lanoka Harbor School since 1999.  I was first a substitute teacher and then became certified to teach at the elementary level.  In 2002 I began teaching third grade and remained in that grade level until the Fall of 2013 when I moved to fourth grade.  My philosophy of education is such that I believe that each child is unique in their abilities and personality.  Keeping this in mind, I try to work with each student in a manner that works best for them. 

          My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Services from Trenton State College.  Prior to working in elementary education, I spent several years working in the Dean's of Students offices at Widener University, Jersey City State College and Rutgers College in New Brunswick.  My area of expertise was working with student organizations and developing leadership opportunities for students. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working in higher education!

         My husband and I met at Trenton State College.  My husband is the Senior Scientific Technical Manager employed at Lakehurst Naval Base.  I have one son who attended Lacey schools.  He is currently at Naval Officer Candidiate School in Newport, Rhode Island and will graduate as an Ensign in the UNited state Navy. He attended The George Washington University in our nations capital, Washington, D.C.  and graduated in May 2015.   He had a wonderful experience in the Lacey School sytem and was well prepared for the challenges posed at a major institution of higher learning. As a family we like to fish, travel and just spend time together enjoying each others company.

         If you need to reach me, my email address is kmartenak@laceyschools.org or I can be reached at 609-971-2090.  I look forward to meeting each of you.



    On the Other Side of the Door


    Jeff Moss


    On the other side of the door


    I can be a different me,


    As smart and as brave and as funny or strong


    As a person could want to be.


    There’s nothing too hard for me to do,


    There’s no place I can’t explore


    Because everything can happen


    On the other side of the door.



    On the other side of the door


    I don’t have to go alone.


    If you come, too, we can sail tall ships


    And fly where the wind has flown.


    And wherever we go, it is almost sure


    We’ll find what we’re looking for


    Because everything can happen


    On the other side of the door.