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Karen Amidon

Senior Fellow
Boulder Valley Public Schools
Peak to Peak K-12 Charter School
High School English Teacher
As a White classroom teacher and parent, I am committed to learning about systemic racism and my own biases, and to creating intentionally anit-racist cultures where teachers of color, whose presence in the classroom significantly benefits both BIPOC students and their White classmates, are valued and supported.

Karen Amidon is a 2020-2021 Teach Plus Colorado Senior Policy Fellow. She teaches high school English at Peak to Peak K-12 Charter School and advises the Student Council and coaches the Ethics Bowl team. Karen has served as English department chair and grade level leader, and she is a certified educational leadership coach who regularly mentors preservice teachers. She has been awarded several classroom innovation grants and received teaching fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Hemera Foundation. Prior to teaching, she led a nonprofit advocacy organization championing girls’ and women’s education, economic security, and civil rights. Karen graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and received her MA in English and secondary education licensure from the University of Colorado Boulder.