Karen Weissinger works for educational equity by supporting a state education agency, a range of school districts and non-profits as a consultant with MAYA. Karen's consulting work focuses on strategic planning and facilitating in-district early childhood through early college and career partnerships and project managing their school improvement efforts. Karen is passionate about supporting school districts and organizations to work together to to expand access and quality starting with our youngest learners.
Prior to consulting, Karen was the Founding Principal of IDEA Rundberg Academy in Austin, Texas.
Karen has also taught Seventh and Eighth Grade English Language Arts at the Soulsville Charter School and was a Director of Operations at Cornerstone Preparatory School, a Tennessee Achievement District school, in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, where she now lives. In her spare time, Karen enjoys distance running and spending time with her husband, Douglas, playing outside with her daughter, Beth, and her son, Wynn, and watching her children grow up close to their grandparents who also live in Memphis and the Mississippi Delta.
Favorite Part of Memphis: Saturday morning runs on the Shelby Farms Greenline, trips with the kiddos to the Children's Museum of Memphis, and taking advantage of all the Crosstown Concourse has to offer!
Masters of Science in Teaching
University of Mississippi, Honors College
Bachelor of Arts, English
Minor, Business Administration
Fundraising for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis Marathon