Ms. Karen Dzyak » Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher

Ms. Dzyak has been a part of the Our Lady of Grace community since 1994. She has two children who are graduates of Our Lady of Grace School, one in 2009 and the other in 2012. They have both since graduated from Notre Dame High School. Her son is also a graduate of UCLA, and her daughter is preparing to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in January.


This is her 31st year teaching. After graduating from college, she taught at a Sylvan Learning Center for about 1 year before moving here from Cincinnati, OH. Once in Los Angeles, she taught for 21 years at an independent school for students with language-based learning differences. She is now in her 9th year at OLG. In the past 30 years, she has taught every level from 3rd through 12th grades. She has taught multiple subjects from general elementary curriculum through high school chemistry and trigonometry.


Ms. Dzyak holds a special education teaching credential as well as a multiple-subject teaching credential with a concentration in mathematics.


When not teaching, she enjoys watching baseball (especially the Dodgers and the Reds) and football (especially the Steelers). She also enjoys running 5Ks & 10Ks, going to the beach, and spending time reading.