NAVIGATION:          HOMEPAGE          WELCOME          CONCERT          QUOTES          CONCLUSION

Creating Ripples ... Making Waves

A Storytelling Concert About Transformation:
Choices, Compromises, Consequences, and Change


BIOGRAPHY
 

KAREN McQUAID
Duncanville, TX


INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

I am originally from Albuquerque New Mexico. After graduating with my Bachelorís degree in Elementary Education, I was hired by Delta airlines as a flight attendant. I have been married to my husband Rob for twenty years. We have three very active children, ages 17, 15, & 11. I am a Library Media Specialist at Smith Elementary. I am a golf, volleyball & basketball mom, so I spend a lot of time on the road.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.S. Candidate in Library and Information Science
University of North Texas
School of Library and Information Sciences
Denton, Texas

B.A. Elementary Education
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces New Mexico


STORYTELLING INTERESTS

I come from a long line of storytellers. My family loved spending hours sitting around a sharing stories and life experiences together. As I began to pursue my masterís degree in library science, I found that my love of stories grew. My first storytelling class gave me the rewarding experience of performing for my students. I enjoy listening to professional storytellers and my goal is to attend the National storytelling festival.

I am new to the art of storytelling but I hope to continue to grow and try new genres of storytelling.


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

I am passionate about my studentís love of reading and stories. Storytelling & books are a wonderful way to escape to new destinations, make new friends, & learn about different people. I have several book clubs which I have started at my school.

I am active in my church, and working with youth. I enjoy watching my children grow and become wonderful. I look forward to graduating in May with my Masters Degree in Library Science so I can take up my many hobbies; golf, needlepoint and travel.


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