Karen Crebase is the Superintendent of the Hopedale Public Schools, in a small school district in the Blackstone Valley in Massachusetts. After teaching in the inner city of Houston, Texas, Karen moved back to the East Coast to complete her graduate work at Harvard University. Upon graduation, she worked for the past 25 years as an administrator in Title I and non-Title I schools. As the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Nashua, NH, Karen directly oversaw the development and implementation of rigorous lesson plans, curriculum, resources, and materials. During her tenure in Hopedale, Karen’s district has maintained a focus on college and career planning. In addition, they have developed STEM opportunities for their students that include Computer Science K-12, a Biomedical course pathway, Manufacturing courses, and an extensive internship program. A highlight for Hopedale was being named one of the top STEM High Schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine.
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