Karen is an energetic presenter with a passion for education. She currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining Step By Step Learning®, Karen gained experience in Europe and America. She was an Early Childhood Director and Teacher in Germany, the first pre-Kindergarten public school teacher in Texas and also taught first, second, third and fifth grade in the Lone Star State. Indiana and Pennsylvania complete the list of states where Karen lived and taught for more than 20 years. In 2005 Karen wrote and implemented an Extended Day Kindergarten Curriculum. She left her classroom still loving the gift of teaching and enjoys the opportunity to work daily with teachers and their students as a Step By Step Learning® consultant.
Karen’s enthusiasm for learning is contagious. After receiving her Masters Degree in Reading, she was invited to present at The Bloomsburg University Reading Conference, and The Early Childhood Conference held at Penn State University. Karen has also had the privilege of speaking to graduate classes in Elmira, New York.
One day you may find in a bookstore the book, How to Teach with Index Cards and Sticky Notes. The author will be Karen L. Jeffries!