Herricks UFSD, Albertson, New York
graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1979 with a
Bachelor of Arts in English. She
received a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Science in
1998 from Long Island University and recently completed a Master’s of
Science in Computers in Education at Long Island University.
This unique program, also known as T.E.A.M (Technology,
Education, and Multimedia), consists of select groups of educators
interested in playing key roles in shaping and building learning
communities for the 21st century. Karen is an “active villager” at
the EEV (Electronic Educational Village), http://eev.liu.edu/eev02/,
an online learning community maintained by T.E.A.M.
is presently in her third year as the library media specialist at
Searingtown School in the Herricks UFSD in Albertson, New York, where
she teaches kindergarten through fifth grade.
She also teaches educational technology professional development
courses in her school district’s Teacher Center and is the Webmaster
for Searingtown School and Searingtown School Library Media Center.
Her work on the web has received recognition from Education
World, Blue Web’N, The International Association of Webmasters and
Designers, SeaWorld, and recently from techLEARNING.
March 2002, Karen was one of 20 winners
worldwide of the 2002
Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning, awarded to K-12
educators who champion the integration of visual learning and technology
into the curriculum from Inspiration Software. In 2000, Karen received
an Excellence in Technology Award from The
Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technology, in
recognition of outstanding achievement and excellence in using
technology in the classroom. She has also authored a library curriculum
unit for School Library Media Activities Monthly.
is dedicated to helping students and educators discover the
possibilities and usefulness of technology and its power to multiply the
impact of teaching and learning. She
is very honored to have the opportunity to be part of the MidLink team
of teacher/editors and is looking forward to sharing and building
electronic constructivist collaborations.
focus for Karen this year at MidLink will be the integration of art and
technology as an entry into all areas of the curriculum.
Karen wants to introduce a dynamic learning community of artists
and educators who are working together this year to create an inspiring
multimedia, global project. This will be an excellent opportunity for
educators at all grade levels to create and participate in a project
that lends itself to many interpretations and is sure to have meaning
for students. Finally,
basically because she can’t help herself, she intends to use her
library “eye” and organizational skills to hunt for the best the web
has to offer to educators!
is grateful to her wonderful family, husband, Joseph, her two teen-aged
children, Lisa and Adam, and her golden retriever, Maggie, all of who
support (and sometimes tolerate) her dedication to and passion for
learning and growing.
quote: “It’s not about
who gets there first, but making sure that everybody does.” Blanca