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About Spark Learning Pal | Pen Pals for Students

About the Founder


With over a decade of experience within the field of Education, Katrina Beckman began her career in Upstate New York working as a Special Education Teacher.

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Online Class and Education | Spark Learning Pal
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A Life Long Mission

Katrina obtained her Bachelor's degree in Inclusive Education, and a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, with a concentration in Special Education. Katrina worked directly within the most under-resourced school districts. During this time, she quickly noticed a disconnect between the curriculum and level of supports available to students, in comparison to the individual nature of each child. It was through this discovery, Katrina was able to create new and meaningful ways for students to learn.


Learning doesn't have to take place inside a classroom. Children learn most through play and fulfilling experiences. Katrina has made it her lifelong mission to create personalized, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences for ALL students.

All Students Can Learn

Katrina believes all students can learn given the right guidance and support. Each child is unique in their own individual way, which is what makes learning such an exciting experience. Through individualized approaches to learning, all students can succeed.

Giving Back

Katrina continues to give back to the community and lend a hand whenever she can. Which is why she has created Spark Virtual Learning Pals individual in nature, flexible, and most importantly, affordable for families. Katrina strives to instill the love of learning for ALL children.

In 2020, she founded Exceptional Steps, LLC, which focuses on Tutoring and Teaching Services.

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