Welcome to Middle School

Meet Mrs. Geist

Graduating with a degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, after a seven year stop in Wisconsin, Mrs. Karen Geist and her husband Tom have lived in Knoxville for over 20 years. She feels like a native, with two of her four children attending the University of Tennessee. After earning her Master of Arts in Teaching, Mrs. Geist has been a part of the SJNCS community since 2005, initially teaching fifth grade then moving on to middle school math and social studies.
Mrs. Geist’s hobbies including caring for her two fluffy, white Maltese, whose attitude is much bigger than there seven pounds would suggest. When not watching Star Trek with her husband, she loves to visit the sugar sand beaches of Northern Florida as well as jogging, reading, listening to her daughter sing opera and visiting her grown children in New York City and Sarasota, Florida.  Durham, NC has been recently added to the travel list as the youngest of the four children is studying at Duke University.
The Catholic faith is an integral part of Mrs. Geist’s life and teaching at SJN provides an opportunity to learn and grow in faith with other faculty and to share her faith with her amazing students.

What We're Learning This Year

5th Grade Math

Division of whole numbers

Addition , subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals

Algebraic operations


Measurement and data analysis.

7th Grade Math

Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships

Developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations

Solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area and volume

Drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


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