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Music educator

Karen Elaine Blackwell, music educator. Named Worley Teacher of Year. Member of Louisiana Band Association, Women's Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Jefferson Parish Music Educators Organization, District VI Band Directors Association, Louisiana Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference.

Background

Blackwell, Karen Elaine was born on April 25, 1954 in Sacramento. Daughter of Karl Lamar and Iris Elaine (McDaniel) Blackwell.

Education

Bachelor in Music Education, University New Orleans, 1977. Bachelor, University New Orleans, 1978.

Career

Band director Jefferson Parish Schools, Gretna, Terrytown, and Metairie, Louisiana, 1978—1984, 1990—1991, Higgins High School, Marrero, 1984—1990, Worley Middle School, Westwego, since 1991. Honor band director Plaquemine Parish Schools, Belle Chasse, Louisiana, 2002, Jefferson Parish Schools, 2003. Member New Orleans Concert Band, Jefferson Community Band.

Secretary Summer Pops, 1978. Honorary band clinician St. Charles Parish Public Schools, 2003. Private practice.

Religion

The scriptures are the final authority for all faith and practice.

Politics

Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.

Views

All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to all persons.

Membership

Member of Louisiana Band Association, Women's Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Jefferson Parish Music Educators Organization, District VI Band Directors Association, Louisiana Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, cross stitch, sports.

Connections

father:
Karl Lamar Blackwell

mother:
Iris Elaine (McDaniel) Blackwell