Karen Fogle has been the director of Chrysalis School, a private independent K-12 school, since founding it in 1983. She started Chrysalis in her home, and along with her dedicated colleagues, developed it into one of the most creative and compelling schools in the greater Seattle area. Chrysalis is known for providing a quality school experience where students have tremendous success.
Karen attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and completed a bachelor’s degree and teacher certification program at Wright State University in Dayton. Her exceptional education and teacher training was based on progressive educational philosophy and beliefs which focused on changing the school environment to be more personal and meaningful for children. After completing her graduate work she was an adjunct faculty member for several years at Seattle Pacific University.
Karen has spent over 45 years researching how people learn and communicate, observing thousands of children of all ages and working with parents and teachers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. She knows what it takes for a student to reach their full potential. Karen is an expert in child development and knows how school success impacts students. As an expert in the teaching field, she offers her teaching staff insights and useful information that can be implemented immediately with students.
In addition to starting an elementary and high school, Karen also started a state- approved clock-hour agency, allowing teachers in Washington to update their credentials through her program, where she leads an active teacher training program. She has earned repeatedly high marks during rigorous accreditation reviews by her peers in the field of education. She has extensive experience in designing personalized curriculum based on students’ unique learning profiles.
Karen helps people discover how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can affect their work performance, relationships, success and self-worth. Karen shows how understanding people and appreciating their unique abilities can create a school environment where everyone has learning success.
Karen has had the opportunity to observe a second generation of Chrysalis learners as graduate’s children are enjoying the Chrysalis experience.