Sister Carol Karwoski
Elementary Grade Aide
I am Sister Carol, a Franciscan sister, which means that I work to follow the values and lifestyle of St.Francis of Assisi. I started my professional “journey” as a grade school teacher in Milwaukee’s inner city. I obtained a Masters degree in Franciscan studies at St. Bonaventure in New York. In 1990 I went to Mexico to study Spanish . I then worked on the El Paso/Mexico border. I found myself missing the Midwest. From El Paso, I worked in Iowa for the next 30 years. For 25 of those years, I worked in Shelters—homeless and domestic violence. The past 6 years, I have been semi-retired—I worked as the dishwasher at St. Anthony’s grade school in Dubuque. My roommate, Sr. Charla, and I felt it was time to move closer to our center, Milwaukee. In June, we moved to Sheboygan. We are excited to live in this city! I feel I have returned to my roots. TS Elliot says: “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time.” So, I am back in grade school and it feels so right. I will treasure the sounds of laughter and joy from the children. Along with the daily joy I get from my young Golden Retriever, Annie.