Karen Albano

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Category: 
Faculty
Program (What area of CES): 
History and Social Studies
Position: 
Assistant Director, Emerging America
Phone: 
413-588-4900 x5940
Email: 
kalbano@collaborative.org

Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in Fall 2015. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education and History from Westfield State University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education from Northeastern University. Karen has worked as an 8th grade History Teacher in the Agawam Public Schools since 2007. She has taught a variety of history courses including Ancient History, World History I and II, and US History I and II. As the Emerging America Assistant Director, Karen is responsible for a variety of tasks within the program. She assists in facilitating the Emerging America website including sharing weekly eNews blog posts, adding and preparing model lesson plans and primary source sets, and promoting Emerging America through a number of social media outlets. Karen uses her classroom experience to help make Emerging America easily accessible to educators. She is passionate about historical education and utilizing an array of platforms to reach teachers and students alike. In addition to working across a variety of historical curricula, Karen has extensive experience educating students from a wide range of backgrounds and needs. She has taught the Sheltered English Immersion Teacher Endorsement Course, adult education courses, co-taught inclusion classes, and within Connections, a self contained behavioral program. Karen assists in providing historical information and materials for educators to increase the understanding and interest of special needs students. She looks forward to ensuring that all students have equal access to the study of history and primary source materials.