Instructor of English, Interlochen Arts Academy
Instructor of English, The American School in Switzerland
Master of English Education, University of Georgia; Post-Graduate Study, Oxford University, UK; M.A., English, University of Rhode Island; B.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois; Undergraduate Study, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Karen came to Interlochen in August of 2006 from TASIS England, an American school near London. Karen has also spent many summers teaching English and Academic Writing at TASIS, The American School in Switzerland. Since coming to Interlochen, Karen has taught British Literature, English as a Language, Academic Writing, and Creating Children's Literature. In addition to teaching, she is currently designing a course in Middle Eastern Literature and writing several children's and young adult books. Karen minored in voice at the University of Illinois where she sang with the Women's Glee Club and later the Choral Guild of Atlanta. Karen has a strong interest in International Education and has chaperoned student trips throughout England, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece.