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Karen Page – All LEAP Campuses
“Seeing a light go off in the eyes of a student when he or she sees it is possible to capture and communicate with ease by using technology creatively and gracefully is a goal I set for myself whenever I work with young people and digital applications.”
Karen, often called by her nickname K2, is a Digital Arts Elective teacher at Town School for Boys in San Francisco and a returning TWA Faculty-in-Residence from 2009, 2010, and 2011, where she led digital media classes and worked on documentary film projects for TWA and LEAP. Karen has also been working with LEAP alumni in South Africa and in San Francisco in multimedia arts training with an eye on further development and integration of technology arts programs at LEAP. Teaching middle school boys for over 15 years, she has designed technology arts curriculum and teaches Digital Photography, Web Design, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design, Animation, Video Production, and Sound Recording and Podcasting Arts.
A Broadcasting major from San Francisco State University, she toured the world with many jazz and rock artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Hall and Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chris Isaak, Carlos Santana and others as a tour manager, live sound mixing and recording engineer/producer. Karen has worked as a curriculum consultant for teachers and schools and has tutored individuals in technology arts software. In addition to her incredible teaching skills, Karen is well-known in the TWA family for her extreme generosity in hosting the entire team of LEAP Student Teacher Interns in her home for over a week every January. Karen was the recipient of Teach With Africa’s first-ever “Spirit Award” in 2011.