Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein


Karen attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. She studied English and Secondary Education. Karen holds a Masters Degree in Education from Boston College in Curriculum and Instruction. She also earned an M.Ed from Lesley University in Reading and is a Certified Reading Specialist. Karen is currently a student at Northeastern University working on her doctorate in Education.

Karen holds professional teacher licensure in the state of Massachusetts in Moderate Special Needs Grades Pre-K through 8 as well as Grades 5 through 12. She also holds professional teacher licensure in Reading (All Levels).

Some professional development opportunities include training in Project Read: Phonics and Project Read: Written Expression. Karen has also taken courses related to Orton-Gillingham, Visualizing and Verbalizing and Developmental Design to name a few.

For Karen, literature, food and community are all intertwined.  And because of this interconnectedness and numerous other reasons, she created a non-profit dubbed One Bookshelf. To learn more and find out how to get involved, click here or on the One Bookshelf logo!

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