B.A. in East Asian Studies, Bryn Mawr College; M.S. in TESOL, Long Island University. Karen discovered her passion for education in college when she organized a tutoring program in Philadelphia. She became a New York City Teaching Fellow in 2006 and has been teaching at P.S. 85Q ever since. She has modeled lessons for the Office of English Language Learners and the Office of Gifted and Talented. Currently, she serves on the school leadership team and is working to develop curriculum maps for her school. Karen aspires to become leader in a school where educators work collaboratively to meet the needs of urban populations and to prepare them to be life-long learners in the 21st century.