Karen is a recently retired public school administrator. Prior to retirement she served as Assistant Superintendent, Learning Support in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District for 12 years. Karen earned her Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Fullerton in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting; her Master of Science in Educational Administration from National University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne. She has a granddaughter that attends Pathway who was suffering from anxiety and unsuccessful in her neighborhood public school. Pathway made an immediate and significant impact on her granddaughter’s academic success and self-worth. Karen joined the Board in October 2016 with a desire to give back to Pathway for changing the life of your granddaughter, and is currently serving as Principal of Pathway.