Meet Karen Kemp
Speaking/Consultation Areas: Literacy and RTI, Progress Monitoring, Active Engagement of Students, Positive Behavior Support, and Collaboration and Co-Teaching.

Presentation Style: Specific strategies, hands-on workshop activities, personal anecdotes, use of humor.

Karen Kemp is a 30-year public school teaching veteran who has held a number of leadership and administrative positions including Director of Special Education, Assistant Principal, Pupil Services Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty, Program Specialist, and of course, classroom teacher. She has authored and co-authored over 30 publications including the books Cool Kids: a Proactive Approach to Social Responsibility, TGIF: But What Will I Do On Monday, and RTI: The Classroom Connection for Literacy and two DVD’s RTI Tackles the LD Explosion and RTI Tackles Reading.

Karen has presented workshops and professional development seminars in the United States and Europe. Karen is currently the Director of Special Programs in Cohoes City Schools in New York. Her areas of expertise include: Instructional Support Teams, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports/Social Responsibility, Reading Strategies, Effective Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms and Progress Monitoring Techniques.