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Karen Beerer

Karen Beerer, Ed.D. has 28 years of experience in public schools. First beginning as a grade two elementary teacher, she has also taught fifth grade, seventh grade and graduate level courses.  Dr. Beerer has served as a reading specialist and an elementary principal as well as a Supervisor of Curriculum and Professional Development. She has spent the last 8 years as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Boyertown Area School District, Boyertown, PA. Dr. Beerer has a passion for professional development, specifically, helping educators utilize research-based practices in instruction to help all students achieve. She received her Ed.D. from Lehigh University where she studied Curriculum and Instruction.; Her doctorate entitled, "The Effects of Study Groups on Teachers' Transfer of Inquiry Instruction Training to Elementary School Science Achievement" resulted in several publications. Most notably, her experiences in two public schools in Pennsylvania in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment have resulted in higher achievement gains for students.