Karen Karpey graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in 1997 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. After graduation she moved to Charlotte, NC to work for IBM in the Global Services Division. During her career at IBM she learned valuable leadership and team building skills. She developed a strong background in customer service and treated each customer with professionalism and a sense of urgency. In 2003, Karen changed career paths and began working with children at the YMCA. Shortly after she was hired at Countryside Montessori School where she worked for several years serving students ages 2-6. In 2015, she was hired as a Teaching Assistant and became the Elementary Physical Education Teacher in 2016.
Karen lives in Harrisburg, NC with her husband Dave, three children and dog Lucky. She has completed several full Marathons and has been a certified AFAA personal trainer. She continues to play soccer in two local leagues and stays active within her community as a volunteer coach. She has coached the Corvian Community Soccer team for two seasons and coached the 6th grade team to its first Conference Championship in 2016. She enjoys running, kayaking, playing soccer, and traveling with friends.
Karen’s goal is to create a strong Athletics Program for Corvian students to participate in.