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Karen Louise Roberts, American Educator ( education)educator. Member National Education Association, American Association Gifted Children, Kansas Association for Gifted Children, Council for Exceptional Children, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Upsilon Omicron.


Roberts, Karen Louise was born on November 28, 1948 in Minco, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Hugh Jenkins and Alene Berniece (Anthony) McDaniel.


Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1970. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1977. Postgraduate, Kansas State University, 1983.

Postgraduate, Emporia State University, 1986. Postgraduate, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1990. Doctor of Education, University Kansas, 2001.


Home economist Harper's Fabrics, Prairie Village, Kansas, 1975—1978, Zenith Distributing Corporation, Lenexa, 1975—1977, microwave teacher, 1975—1977, 1975—1977. Teacher home economics Paola High School, 1979—1982. Instructor home economics Mid-America Nazarene College, Olathe, 1982—1984.

Gifted facilitator, 1984—1990, Olathe, 1990—1993. Executive director Manhattan, since 1993.


Den mother Cub Scouts, 1982. Chairman Special Education Parent Advisory Council, 1981—1984. Coordinator committee member First United Methodist Concerns, 1981—1986.

Secretary troop committee Boy Scouts America, 1986—1990. Director counselors Hugh O'Brian Leadership Foundation, 1989. State board directors Odyssey Mind, 1991—1999, world judge, 1991—1999, United Way, 2002—2004, McCain Board of Directors, 2004—2006.

Lieutenant governor Military Childcare Taskforce, 2005—2006. Member of National Education Association, Rotary Club, United School Administrators, Phi Upsilon Omicron.


Married Thomas Carrol Roberts, December 21, 1968. Children: Gregory Charles, Chad Daniel.

Hugh Jenkins McDaniel

Alene Berniece (Anthony) McDaniel

Thomas Carrol Roberts

Gregory Charles Roberts

Chad Daniel Roberts