Karen Kern taught 3rd grade at CCS from 2004-2016, served as Dean of the Grammar School for four years, and is truly a beloved educator in the community. Prior to life at CCS, she homeschooled her five children, four of whom have graduated from Covenant: David, Matthew, Katie, and Larissa. She has been involved in Classical Education since the early 1990’s, and her husband, Andrew Kern, founder of the Circe Institute, helped launch classical schools in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Boise, Idaho. Karen received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto and a B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Windsor. Currently, she serves with her husband, Andrew, in the pursuits of the Circe Institute, a local Christian and Classical organization dedicated to the mission of being a leading provider of inspiration, information, and insight to classical educators throughout the U.S. and Canada.