Karen Cowe is an education industry executive with over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, professional development, business development, and operations. She is currently Associate Director at Ten Strands, a new non-profit focused on environmental education in K-12 schools. Prior to joining Ten Strands, Karen was President & CEO at Key Curriculum Press, where she grew the company and then positioned it for a successful shareholder exit to McGraw-Hill Education in August 2012.
Karen has long-established education industry relationships in the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, and several countries in South East Asia. She fully understands the complexities of the U.S. school system at all levels, and is excited to be able to combine her deep personal interest in environmental stewardship and place-based education with her education industry experience to support the mission of Ten Strands. Karen has a B.A in Business (Marketing) and a minor in Education from Saint John’s College, York and a MBA from Saint Mary’s College, California.