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Middle school educator

Karen Robertson-Thorn, American middle school educator. Named Monongalia County Teacher of Year, Morgantown, 1985-1986.

Background

Robertson-Thorn, Karen was born on November 18, 1954 in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Frederick Grey and Deloris Jean (Burnside) Robertson.

Education

Bachelor in Psychology, West Virginia University, 1976. Master of Arts in Special Education, West Virginia University, 1981. Postgraduate, West Virginia University, 1994.

Career

Learning disabilities teacher, Morgantown (West Virginia) H.S., 1981-1986;learning disabilities teacher, Cheat Lake Junior H.S., Morgantown, 1986-1990;educator dual diagnosis unit, Chestnut Ridge Psychiatric Hospital, Morgantown, 1990;reading educator, Cheat Lake Junior H.S., Suncrest Junior H.S., Morgantown, 1990-1992;learning disabilities teacher, University H.S., Morgantown, 1992;reading educator, South Junior H.S., Morgantown, since 1992. Member local school improvement county South Junior H.S., Morgantown, since 1994, school based assistance team, 1994, vice president faculty senate, 1994-1995, curriculum committee, 1994-1995.

Membership

Aerobics instructor Monongalia County Community Schools, Cheat Lake School, 1989-1992. Member United We Stand American, Morgantown, since 1992. Member West Virginia State Reading Council, International Reading Association, Psi Chi, Alpha Delta Kappa (Julia Kovach Memorial scholar 1985), Phi Delta Kappa (Monongalia County Teacher of Month 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: aerobics, basketball, showing Persian cats.

Connections

Married Martin Albert Thorn, April 15, 1978.

father:
Frederick Grey Robertson

mother:
Deloris Jean (Burnside) Robertson

spouse:
Martin Albert Thorn