Meet the Teacher

Hello! My name is Karen Dreistadt.  I teach 5th Grade Science/Social Studies. I have 13 years of teaching experience here with Mt. Pleasant. I have taught Special Education for 12 years. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree Psychology and in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education from Seton Hill University.  


My husband Nick and I live in Penn Trafford with our daughters Gabriella, Kaylee, and Brooklyn. In my spare time, I love to read, listen to music, go camping, ride quads, go boating, and enjoy time with my family.  I am a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan and love going to their games.  


I am anticipating a very productive and successful year as I work with you and your child.  I am committed to working with parents because you are the most important person in your child’s life. Your child will benefit greatly as we work together for a successful year. In my years of teaching, I have found that the students who are most successful are those whose parents and I work together as a team. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 724-547-4100 ext. 4210 or