Dr. Karen Percak
Karen Percak is a lifelong educator, teaching students PreK 4-Graduate classes. She has a BA in Biology, a Master’s Degree in Special Education, is a National Certified Teacher in Library Media, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She has been a MS Science teacher, an upper elementary teacher, a Library Media Specialist, a Learning Technology Coach, a Professional Development Manager, and curriculum specialist and a technology coordinator. The first have of her teaching career was in suburban Chicago school, while the last half of her teaching career was in high poverty, highly diverse schools in Chicago Public Schools. She has worked in International Baccalaureate Schools as well as a private International School.
Karen worked within Academic Technologies at Northwestern University, developing an online Collaborative space for K-12 across the United State and Internationally educators as well as Community Colleges in Illinois. She specialized in the ePortfolio work, developing opportunities for students and teachers.
She taught in the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at Dominican University, teaching courses in multimedia and developed curriculum related to school libraries and new technologies.
At Northeastern Illinois University, Karen taught graduate courses in Instructional use of technology in K-12, multimedia production, and developing curriculum that infused technology.
Karen worked as a Senior Specialist for Apple Professional Development and has been an Apple Distinguished Educator since 1998. She served on the development team for the Florida Master Digital Educator Program, a partnership with the Florida Department of Education, University of South Florida and every county in the state.