Karen served as Principal-in-Residence at Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey, in the PATHWISE Professional Development Division, where she developed the PATHWISE Teacher Induction training program and served as a national consultant in all areas of Charlotte Danielson’s “Enhancing Professional Practice” work. In year two of her residency, she served as the Director of the School Leadership Division, and was responsible for developing the licensure exams for principals and superintendents (SLLA, SSA) in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Karen also is the author of two books on school leadership: “A Framework for School Leaders”, and “Case Studies in School Leadership: Keys to a Successful Principalship.”
What Calls Me to Education?
“I can think of no other group of individuals, to spend my time with and to dedicate my life’s work to – than children. I believe all children can learn and at high levels. I believe in the promise of every child. I believe it is our responsibility as educators to assist all students in reaching their potential. It has been my “quest” to try and discover the key to unlocking every student’s promise and enabling them to be successful contributing members in our democratic society.”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.” -Martin Luther