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Education educator

Karen Ann Verbeke, American Education educator. Certified elementary education, special education.


Verbeke, Karen Ann was born on March 31, 1948 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Maurice George and Evelyn (Czarnecki) Verbeke.


Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1970. Master of Education, University Maryland, 1971. Postgraduate, University Colorado, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, 1982.


Teacher emotionally handicapped Dade County Public Schools, Miami, Florida, 1971-1972. Teacher learning disabled, gifted, mathematics Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1972-1982. Faculty research associate University Maryland, College Park, 1982-1985.

Assistant professor Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1985-1990. Associate professor, coordinator of special education, department education associate professor department education and coordinator special education, Princess Anne, since 1990. Faculty fellow Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989.

Clinical professor Professional Development School, 1997—2000, acting chair department education, acting director teacher education. Adjunct instructor Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1979-1980. Instructor The Catholic University American, Washington, 1983.

Lecturer Howard University, Washington, 1984-1985. Hearing officer Department Special Education, Maryland State Department Education, Baltimore, 1983-1996. Appointed member Maryland State Advisory Committee on Special Education, 1994-1997.

Board directors Odyssey of the Mind, Inc., Glassboro, New Jersey, scholarship chairman, 1988-1991.


  • Certified elementary education, special education.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Maryland Council for Teachers of Mathematics Journal, 1982-1984. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member appointed Maryland state (advisory committee on special education 1994, task force on gifted education 1994-1995, awarded Regional Staff Development Center for Gifted/Talented grant Department of Education and National Security Agency). Member Research Council for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics (member coordinator 1987-1993), Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children (president teacher education division 1988-1990), Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, University Maryland Alumni Association, Zonta International, Philadelphia Club (service chairman 1988-1990, vice president 1990), Phi Delta Kappa (vice president programs 1994-1995, vice president membership 1995-1996, president 1996-1997), Kappa Delta Pi (convocation committee).


Maurice George Verbeke

Evelyn (Czarnecki) Verbeke