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Karen Perry
Center Leadership
641 Maxwelton Court

Karen Perry is the Executive Director at the Center for Next Generation Leadership and clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Studies. Prior to joining the Next Gen team at UK, Karen’s most recent role was serving as the Director of Personalized Learning and Innovative Design for Henry County Schools, a large suburban district with 50 schools and 43,000 students, located just south of Atlanta, Georgia. Karen led the personalized learning work, including strategic planning and the district-level work to support the implementation shift to student-centered learning. Karen’s 20+ years in education include teaching secondary Social Studies and serving as a Graduation Coach to support at-risk students in graduating on time.