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Karen Veit

Director, Math and Instructional Design

Pronouns: she/her

 

As our Director of Math and Instructional Design, Karen oversees all of the Math projects at CSA. This involves working closely with CSA’s clients to fully understand their expectations and to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget. She manages and mentors the members of the Math Department, supporting them throughout all stages of projects. This includes identifying and selecting the best writers and editors for each project, creating and maintaining editorial schedules and workflows, and serving as a content expert. Karen is also available to assist with any instructional design support for any projects in need of ID input.

Starting her career in 1997, Karen’s expertise in education spans over twenty-five years. As a middle school and high school teacher, she taught middle school Math and Science, Algebra I, and Geometry. Karen started in Educational Publishing as a Content Technologist, where she managed the development of new digital and print components by collaborating with vendors and freelance writers throughout the development process. She also worked as a Senior Curriculum Specialist and Senior Learning Designer. In those roles, Karen wore many hats, such as subject matter expert and instructional designer. One of her main responsibilities during this time was to help product owners and development teams define design visions for digital learning products. 

Milestone highlights in Karen’s career include the following:

  • Recruiting, managing, training, and mentoring large teams during all phases of product development for a wide variety of Math content projects
  • Creating a customized Grade 3-5 Math program for Georgia Math Standards
  • Playing a pivotal role in designing and implementing a widely used, client-facing, content management system 
  • Defining the Digital Learning Design—Universal Design Standards for all digital products for a K-12 publishing company
  • Establishing a systematic approach for creating high-level concept and detailed requirement documents for Mathematics technology products

Karen graduated from the University of Central Florida with an MA in Instructional Technology after earning her BS in Mathematics and her BA in Education from Fairmont State University. She also has a graduate certificate in e-Learning Professional Development.

Karen has a strong passion for exercising and staying fit. Most mornings, before the sun comes up, you can find her running, riding her bike, or swimming. She has completed over twenty marathons, including the Boston Marathon. She is also a triathlete and hopes to complete a full Ironman someday.

Contact Karen at kv***@cs****.com