Karen joined the Meredith Autism Program (MAP) staff in 2019 as the teacher for our Explorers Inclusive Preschool Classroom. Karen graduated in 2004 with her B.S. in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. While working in the education field, Karen discovered a passion for child welfare. To broaden her knowledge in the human services field, Karen earned her Masters in Social Work from North Carolina State University in 2010. Having both degrees enables Karen to be a well-versed teacher who fosters the whole child by implementing a multi-faceted approach to learning.
December, 2004: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina — BS, Elementary Education
May, 2010: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina — Master of Social Work