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Special education educator

Karyl Ann Armbruster, American special education educator. Certified teacher, resource specialist, elementary administrator, teacher severely handicapped, California; certified special education teacher, New Mexico.


Armbruster, Karyl Ann was born on August 2, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Harry S. and Eleanor Virginia (Blum) Stokes.


Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1966. Master of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1974.


Staff member Congressman Andy Jacobs,, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1966;benefit examiner, Social Security Administration, San Francisco, 1966-1968;teacher special education, Jane Addams School, Long Beach, California, 1970-1971;teacher special education, Nightingale School, Long Beach, 1971-1973;resource specialist, Gisler Elementary School, Fountain Valley, California, 1973-1984;resource specialist, Fulton Middle School, Fountain Valley, 1984-1992;teacher special education, Los Alamos (New Mexico) Middle School, since 1992. Teacher, member of advisory board department special education Long Beach Community College, 1987-1988. Mastertchr. California State University, 1973-1984, University of California, Irvine, 1985-1986.

Presenter in field New Mexico Social Studies Association, New Mexico School Association.


  • Certified teacher, resource specialist, elementary administrator, teacher severely handicapped, California. Certified special education teacher, New Mexico.


Member governor council Los Alamos High School Parent Teacher Organization. Sponsor Special Olympics. Member Comty. Advisory Council, 1988-1990.

Member American Association of University Women, National Education Association, League of Women Voters, Council for Exceptional Children (presenter 1976, Outstanding Educator award Fountain Valley 1980), American Federation Teachers (negotiating team since 1995, president 2002-2008), California Association Resource Specialists, California League of Middle Schools, New Mexico League of Middle Schools, National Middle School Association (presenter 1993), California Teachers Association, Sierra Club, Nature Conservatory, Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund, Common Cause, Pi Lambda Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, golf, cross-country skiing, decorating, traveling.


Married Kenneth D. Armbruster, June 21, 1975. 1 child, Courtney Elyne.

Harry S. Stokes

Eleanor Virginia (Blum) Stokes

Kenneth D. Armbruster

Courtney Elyne Armbruster