Karen D. Smith, M.Ed.
Karen is a dedicated, goal-driven professional with over 15 years of leadership experience and teacher/manager development. Having been a teacher, turnaround principal, national leadership consultant, and Chief Academic Officer in turnaround schools, Karen is particularly skilled at leading and supporting others in changing culture and increasing outcomes that will yield dramatic results for children.
Karen has extensive experience serving in K–12 environments in traditional public, charter, and private schools. She has effectively coached, developed, and managed principals and leadership teams at schools of all sizes. She has also designed and led trainings on diversity, leadership, and educating boys of color.
Karen holds a Master’s in Secondary Education from The George Washington University and a Master’s in Supervision and Administration from Trinity University.