Karen Young

Assistant Director

BS Music Education, BS K-8 education, MA in Music Education, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership


Karen attended University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana for her first undergraduate degree in music education and Northeastern Illinois University for her second undergraduate degree in K-8 education. Karen then attended Northwestern University for her M.A. in music education and Concordia University for her M.Ed. in educational leadership.


Karen taught in public schools in the Chicago area and the Bay area for over 20 years.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • I met my husband in eighth grade.
  • I'm from Chicago. Pop is the correct term for a carbonated beverage not soda.
  • I met and spoke with Ruby Bridges.