Dr. Karen Valbrun is an educational consultant who provides professional development to educators dependent on the school or individual needs. Karen’s deep belief is to to continue to be a divergent thinker, to spark curiosity and creativity in others, to promote the ability to take risks, and to be persistent in making change happen in every educational setting that I have the honor to serve.
Dr. Karen Valbrun has more than 20 years of experience in education. Dr. Valbrun has worked as a classroom teacher teaching English as a Second Language to preschool students, served as an elementary and high school guidance counselor, led by being an assistant principal at both middle school and high school settings, and transformed schools as a principal both in public school settings as well as charter schools. She was able to take her classroom and leadership experience to implement innovative strategies to serve a portfolio of schools throughout NYC DOE to support schools in every borough to enhance their educational technology methods to further engage students in rigorous learning. She has pioneered STEAM programs, created special education settings, and redesigned classroom settings for smaller group learning to adjust to the current needs of students.
Dr. Valbrun holds several certificates from Harvard University and Yale University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Howard University, Master of Arts in Education/Counseling Psychology, and holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta.