Karen is Director of Education and Training, as well as a Regional Director. Not only does she head up a team that covers parts of Florida, but also Tennessee and Kentucky as well. She is responsible for her own team, as well as the training for the whole group. She is a former teacher, so this is right in her wheelhouse.
Karen’s educational background comes from the Kentuckiana area. Karen has a BS and MAT from the University of Louisville. Her Rank I is in Educational Leadership from Indiana University Southeast. She has spent most of her life living in the Louisville, KY area, but has since followed the sunshine to Florida.
Karen is a former women’s semi-professional baseball player. It was exactly like the movie. “A League of Their Own”. All of the teams that she had played for were out of Michigan. She played for the Lansing Stars, Metro Detroit Renegades and the Detroit Danger. She was able to travel in tournaments throughout the U.S. and Canada. She even autographed a baseball that is in the Stan Musial Museum in Michigan. She was coached by Wade Boggs and Barbaro Garby from the Detroit Tigers. She played on professional baseball fields and had a large indoor practice facility. Her experience was once-in-a-lifetime.
Karen was an educator for 13 years. She had been a teacher, coach, Athletic Director, Vice Principal and acting principal. She was also a Director of Education for Sylvan Learning Center. Teaching and Learning is something she will always do. Her love for students and their education, as well as their educational future are all what drives her to help them be successful in their journeys.
Karen loves horse racing, dogs, tiny homes, baseball and travel. She is a complex individual, but compassionate and a team player. She loves her teammates for sure!