Karen Jefferson Biography & Presentation

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Karen Jefferson is a veteran educator with over 15 years of experience. She earned a B.A. degree in Political Science with a certificate in Ethnic Studies from Florida Atlantic University and completed her graduate studies at Lynn University.  

Karen currently serves as the Instructional Specialist for the Office of African, African American, Latino, Holocaust, and Gender Studies within the School District of Palm Beach County. In this capacity, her work entails designing culturally responsive curriculum and professional development with a focus on pedagogical strategies for Black student engagement. A critical aspect of her work is ensuring that schools provide environments that reflects, validates, and normalizes the perspectives of Black students.

Beyond Black History Month: The importance of normalizing the celebration of holidays within Black Culture. 
During the month of June, we celebrate Juneteenth as well as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This presentation will explore the history of celebrations and the importance of commemorating these events as a way of preserving Black history and culture. 
The School District of Palm Beach County