Karen has more than twenty years of educational experience as an elementary teacher and school administrator. She enjoys sharing her love of literacy with both teachers and students in her current role as language arts consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools.

In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree at the University of Alberta with a focus in literacy. During the last few years, her passions for teaching and writing have collided. Her first book, How Do I Get Them to Write?, was published in May of 2017 by Pembroke Publishers in Canada and Stenhouse Publishers in the United States. Her second book, Freewriting with Purpose, was published in January of 2019. Both books are available on the Pembroke or Stenhouse websites. Karen also writes a weekly reflection for educators which can be found on her blog.