After receiving her B.A. from Stanford and her California Teaching Credential from University of California, Berkeley, Karen began her career in teaching at the Bay Area public schools before joining The Branson School as an English teacher. Karen remained at Branson as Freshman Dean and Director of Studies before serving as Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean for more than 10 years.
She currently serves as a Trustee at Marin Primary & Middle School in Larkspur, CA. She has been a long-time participant in the California Teacher Development Collaborative and is a Klingenstein graduate. Karen has also presented on Women in Leadership at the NAIS Annual Conference.