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Karen M. Monson Edit Profile

art educator

Karen M. Monson, American art educator. Certified teacher K-12, Minnesota. Member Servant committee St. Philip the Deacon Church, Plymouth, Minnesota, 1994-1997; volunteer Sharing and Caring Hands, Minneapolis, 1996-1997; board directors education committee Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1991-1994, CAPP, Minneapolis, 1991-1992, AEM, 1986-1988. Member Association Teacher Artists, Minnesota Educators Association.

Background

Monson, Karen M. was born on August 4, 1948 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Lloyd Henry and Helen Marie (Melby) Klefstad.

Education

Bachelor, Concordia College, 1970. Master of Arts, Mankato State University, 1996.

Career

Activity director Shady Pines Nursing Home, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 1974-1976. Teacher elementary Blue Earth (Minnesota) Elementary School, 1976-1987. Teacher Blue Earth (Minnesota) Junior/Senior High School, 1987-1990.

Teacher, chair of arts department Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley, Minnesota, since 1990. Founder, chair CAPP in Blue Earth, Minnesota, 1985-1990.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher K-12, Minnesota.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist numerous sculptures.

Membership

Member Servant committee St. Philip the Deacon Church, Plymouth, Minnesota, 1994-1997. Volunteer Sharing and Caring Hands, Minneapolis, 1996-1997. Board directors education committee Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1991-1994, CAPP, Minneapolis, 1991-1992, AEM, 1986-1988.

Member Association Teacher Artists, Minnesota Educators Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, horseback riding, bicycling, traveling.

Connections

Married David L. Monson, October 19, 1969 (divorced October 1974). Children: Donna Marie, Kjersti Annual.

father:
Lloyd Henry Klefstad

mother:
Helen Marie (Melby) Klefstad

spouse:
David L. Monson

children:
Donna Marie Monson

Kjersti Annual Monson