Karen Courson

Special Education Teacher


Courses Taught:

Special Education



I grew up in Alabama and was the youngest girl in a family of eight, all of whom are very supportive.   I enjoy college football and am an Alabama football fan.  I have two sons.  Shane, my oldest is in heaven and my youngest son, Eric lives in Alabama.  The 2020/2021 school year marks my 24th year as an educator.   For the first nine years, I worked as a speech/language pathologist. My pursuit of a degree in special education was fueled, in part, by my desire to find out how I could help my own son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy.  The experiences of being a mother of a child with a disability afforded me invaluable insights that cannot be found in any book.  


B.S. Speech-Language Pathology

M.S. Specific Learning Disabilities

EdS. Curriculum and Instruction Administration and Management

2 years of training in Multi-sensory Literacy Instruction