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Secondary school educator

Karen Patrice Coston, American secondary school educator. Certified teacher social science, mathematics. Recipient National certified, NBPTS, 2001; James Madison Foundation fellow, 1987, since 1992, National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar fellow, State University of New York, Binghamton, St. John's, 1989, 1992.


Coston, Karen Patrice was born on March 3, 1945 in Hornell, New York, United States. Daughter of Dean Walter and Sara Kathryn (Moran) Coston.


Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1967. Master of Arts in Economics, University Southern California, 1970. Certified in teaching, Radford University, 1982.

Postgraduate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, since 1993.


Instructor economics University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1968-1972, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1972-1973. Teacher Radford (Virginia) City Schools, 1982-1985, Shawsville (Virginia) High/Middle School, 1985-1990, Blacksburg (Virginia) High School, since 1990. Member ETS/Advacned Placement comparative test development committee, since 2003.


  • Certified social studies, mathematics teacher Virginia.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Financial Intermediaries, 1972. Co-author: Teacher's Guide to Associated Press Comparative Government, 2004.


Member Virginia Commission National and Comty. Service, 2002—2006; Member of League of Women Voters, National Council Social Sciences (member Associated Press comparative committee, member Associated Press GOPO test development committee).


Children: Laura, Matthew.

Dean Walter Coston

Sara Kathryn (Moran) Coston

Laura Coston

Matthew Coston