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Karen Smith

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•••Professional Experience

Karen Smith began her educational career in 1989 as a classroom teacher. She spent 29 years in Alief Independent School District in Houston, Texas. Her 10 years of experience in the classroom ranged from teaching fourth and fifth grades to content specialist, Language Arts specialist and ESL curriculum specialist.

In 2000, Karen transitioned to administrative district support at the Alief administration building. She worked with over 15 campuses for 19 years supporting new and experienced teachers with classroom management, serving as a behavioral specialist, and coaching campus and administration teams in culture and climate. Karen provided ongoing professional development training to numerous staff and prevention assemblies for students, parents, and community members. She also served as a districtwide crisis team member.

In May 2019, Karen retired from the district to join Safe & Civil Schools. She currently provides training and support nationwide for school districts.

•••SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS AFFILIATION

•••Education

B.S. in Education, University of Houston