My name is Karen Evans and I have been teaching for 33 1/2 years in the public school system as a Speech Pathologist. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Education, in the area of Speech Correction, from Northwest Missouri State University. I earned my Masters of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Missouri. I began my career in Excelsior Springs where I provided services at the kindergarten level for approximately ten years and had K-5 my last couple years. I worked in Excelsior Springs for 12 years and left to work in the Liberty Public Schools where I retired in 2011. I worked 2 1/2 years after retirement. I enjoy tinkering around my house, attending concerts and musicals, as well as going to movies and dining out with family and friends. I am looking forward to this year at KCIA and working with students again!