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Karen Marklein

Karen Marklein 

Grad Ed - Education Leadership

Program Director, Ayers Institute


Karen Marklein is the program director for professional learning at the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation. She holds a master’s in educational leadership from Bethel University, and served as a P.A.C.E. facilitator and instructional coach at Sumner County Schools from 2009 to 2012. She is closely involved with designing and delivering model lessons that meet Common Core Standards for Lipscomb’s student teachers and for professional development of in-service teachers.