Deer Lakes

School District

Karen Vandenbord


 5th grade - Miss Vandenbord 

        5th grade is a transition year where the students should expect to see math homework daily.  This year may be different due the covid 19 circumstances.   Along with homework, children will be responsible for reviewing for upcoming quizzes, tests, completing projects and assignments.  It is important to review daily for social studies and science. Please make sure to review your child's assignment agenda daily. 

There may be changes for academic purposes due to live meets. 

Special Area Class/Teacher/Location

Day 1:  Wellness/Mr. Machajewski- 6PIQURI
Day 2:  Art/Mrs. Machowski- GELPM4K
Day 3:  Library/Mr. Williams- LUHAZN3
Day 4:  Wellness/Mr.  Machajewski- 6PIQURI
Day 5:  Music/Mrs. Mahler- 4ADUMY5
Day 6:  Computer/Mrs. Grant- 6GUAHYP


My name is Karen Vandenbord and I am a 5th grade math, social studies, and science teacher at East Union Intermediate Center.  I have taught at Deer Lakes since 2000.  Prior to Deer Lakes I taught 4th grade at Hartwood Elementary School in Fox Chapel School District and worked in different teaching capacities as well.  I graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  I received a MS in Elementary Education from Duquesne University along with Masters of Science in Administration and Supervision.  I have been fortunate to work with dedicated and compassionate people at Deer Lakes.  Previous to being hired I hoped to teach math, social studies, and science.  When I received the phone call that I was approved by the board to teach math, social studies, and science everything fell into place!  I would not change a thing!


Karen A. Vandenbord
Teacher, Grade 5
Math/Social Studes/Science 
57 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA  15024
Phone (724)5310 Ext/ 4508
Fax (724) 265-1699

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

2:30 - 5:00


Joined Deer Lakes:



Master of Science in Education in Administration and Supervision/Certification
Master of Science in Elementary Education from Duquesne University/Certification
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology