Horace W. Porter

About Ms. DeFanti

About Ms. DeFanti
Hi, My name is Karen DeFanti. I earned my bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut and my masters from the University of New Haven. I have had the pleasure of working at Horace Porter for the last 17 years in the third grade. I live in Pawcatuck, CT. and have two children that are 24 and 25. We enjoy traveling, reading, bike riding, going to the beach, and just spending time together. I love to go to work every day so I can teach, learn, and share my time with a group of lively and enthusiastic young people.

Mission For The Class
My mission is to reach and teach every student according to their different learning modalities. Such modalities include listening, moving (manipulating objects) and seeing. It is my quest and challenge to enlighten each student using all these teaching styles to make sure each child is offered every opportunity to learn and excel.