We are excited to announce
Miss Karla, Our First Guide!
We couldn't be more excited to welcome her and her family to our growing Acton tribe! We can't wait for her journey to begin here at Acton Academy Lincoln.
Hi! My name is Karla Fitz, my students call me Miss Karla.
I am originally from Venezuela, where I lived until 2007 when I moved to Hastings, NE to learn English as an exchange student.
I then had the opportunity to pursue my passion of Vocal Music & Studio Art
at Hasting College. I have since earned my Masters in Music and English as a Second Language.
I then pursued a calling to become a teacher as a lead preschool teacher, before moving on to teach Spanish for Saint Joseph Catholic School here in Lincoln, Nebraska for the last three years.
My husband Jeremy and I have two beautiful little girls, a 4-year-old and a 1 year-old. The girls were the reason we decided I would try staying home. However, education has always been a great part of me, and the calling never left.
Ever since I was a little girl, I remember my dad saying, “Studying is your one and only job” and we always did our job well. My mom was a music teacher and I followed in her footsteps.
It was while missing my students, that I saw an ad for the Acton Academy Lincoln Guide. The idea of children learning independently, promoting freedom, and encouraging challenges excited me and I knew I had to apply. Once the interview process started, I quickly understood this was not just another school, it was a safe environment for children to develop their interests, their curiosity, and experiment with different subjects at their own pace. Acton is a place where answers aren’t given to the students by the teacher, rather each hero is a teacher at Acton as each of them get to discover answers themselves or better yet, with the help of fellow learners.
I knew this was my place to be.
Today, I am assigned with the task of guiding and helping these learners grow as they develop their own Hero’s Journey. I cannot wait to start this journey alongside them!