Kara Lubin was a Special Education Specialist for the Corona-Norco Unified School District from 1991 through 2010 teaching elementary age children.
began The 100 Mile Club® during the 1992-93 school year, her
second year as a classroom teacher.
students were EXTREMELY energetic and challenged with various learning disabilities.
Many were uninspired and angry, and some just didn't want to be at school at all.
asked herself, "How would I teach these amazing children?
How could I calm, center, inspire, and energize them all at the same time?
The task was overwhelming.
Not knowing what else to do, she
started with what she
had been riding horses since she
was 8 years old.
remains involved in every aspect of her
100 Mile Club
and is thrilled when schools, parents, students, and their teachers join up and accept the challenge of even trying to run or walk 100 miles at school.
reflects, "Some individuals finish their 100 miles, some go far beyond 100 miles, and some students don't quite get there.
Inspired by the 1992 Olympics, special education teacher Kara Lubin used the dream of becoming a gold medalist to inspire her hard-to-motivate students.