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Karen Swanson
Middle School Principal
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Karen Swanson

Middle School Principal
Karen Swanson's commitment to education extends beyond her students and the lives she changes. Swanson has spent the last three decades challenging herself to achieve better educational achievement while encouraging young brains and fighting for education. Her post-secondary schooling began in 1985, when she enrolled at Arizona State University (ASU). Karen Swanson studied English and Secondary Education at Arizona State University from 1985 to 1991. She also received a Post Baccalaureate degree during this time. Swanson then went on to the University of Phoenix, where she got her Master of Arts in Education - Administration in 1996. Swanson then attended Iowa State University from 2012 to 2014 to pursue her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with educational achievement at the forefront of her thoughts.
Indian Hills Community College
Iowa State University
Centerville, IA 52544, USA

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Work Experience

Director of High School Programs

Jun 2006 - Sep 2010
4 yrs 4 mos
After leaving Fairfield Community School, Swanson accepted a position as the Director of High School Programs for Indian Hills Community College.

High School Counselor

Oct 2003 - Sep 2007
4 yrs 0 mos
n August of 2003, Swanson started in the Fairfield Community School District as a High School Counselor.

Middle School Counselor And Teacher

Sep 1992 - Aug 1999
7 yrs 0 mos
She enjoyed almost eight years in the Scottsdale Unified School District, helping students prepare for high school and beyond.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
2012 - 2014
Master of Arts (MA)
Education - Administration
1996 - 1998
Bachelor’s Degree
English and Secondary Education
1985 - 1991

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