Karen Cheser, Ed.D., is Superintendent of Durango School District 9-R in Durango, CO and was previously superintendent of award-winning Fort Thomas Independent Schools and Deputy Superintendent/ CAO of Boone County Schools, both in the Northern KY/ Cincinnati area. Prior to working in education as a teacher, coach, literacy and math specialist, principal, state Distinguished Educator and district administrator, Karen worked for Procter & Gamble Inc. in sales management. With experience in both education and industry, she is committed to creating partnerships that fuel the economic pipeline and create meaningful career paths for all students. Karen is mom to two college-aged sons, wife to an entrepreneur/ woodworker, loves to travel, and coaches robotics in her spare time.
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