Starting her career in 1997, Karen’s expertise in education spans over twenty-three years. As Associate Director of Math and Instructional Design, she oversees all of the math projects at CSA. She is also available to offer instructional design support to any projects in need of ID input. She works closely with her clients to fully understand their expectations and to deliver the high-quality products they require.
As a middle school and high school teacher, Karen taught pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and science. For a few years, Karen focused on adult learning and worked as a technology instructor for CompUSA until she was hired by Harcourt School Publishers as a content technologist. Karen was promoted to Senior Content Technologist in 2006, where she managed the development of new digital and print components while collaborating with vendors throughout the development process to guarantee product quality. Over her tenure at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Karen became a Senior Learning Designer, where she worked with product owners and development teams to define design visions for digital learning products. Karen also served as Senior Curriculum Specialist for Six Red Marbles.
Milestone highlights in Karen’s career include the following:
In 2007, 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 in 1997 from Fairmont State College. She is also certified in Professional Development e-Learning, a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Microsoft Office User Specialist, and CompTIA Network+.
Karen is a huge fan of fitness. In her free time, she likes to run, ride her bike, and swim. She’s completed over twenty marathons, including the infamous Boston marathon. She’s also a triathlete and hopes to someday complete a full Ironman.