After working in public relations for many years, Karen Block was ready for a change and became a New York City Teaching Fellow. After completing the program, she taught 1st grade in Queens before joining the PS8 community in 2006.
Karen was the special education teacher in the 1st-grade ICT classroom at PS8 for two years, and then she provided Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETTS) before returning to the classroom in 2014. Karen is excited about working in an upper grade. She says, “I love the conversations amongst students as they delve deeper into their reading and writing.”
Karen lives in Park Slope with her husband and two daughters.