Karen joins the Teach Plus Pennsylvania team to coach T3 teacher leaders and work alongside school leaders in two Philadelphia elementary schools. Prior to joining Teach Plus, Karen served as a School Leader and Lead Teacher in Houston, Texas. There she had the opportunity to support and coach teachers and served as Language Arts Department Chair. She has a passion for working with diverse communities as a bilingual Leader and Teacher.
Karen holds a B.S. in Teaching and Learning and M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston, and a K-12 Principal Certification. She lives in the greater Philadelphia area with her husband (Marcus) and dog (Zelda). Outside of work, she enjoys community volunteer work, food, crafts, and outdoor hikes and activities.