Education Marketing and Advancement

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Karen Trayser

Research Associate

Based in Chicago, Karen Trayser has worked with Connor Associates intermittently for the past five years. Karen works in Educational Publishing as a writer and editor for a variety of developers and publishers including Loyola Press, Corwin Press, Creative Teaching Press, RCL Benziger and Rainbow Educational Concepts, Inc.  She has authored, co-authored, and edited an assortment of classroom materials in various subjects and grade levels. 

Karen has also had the pleasure of teaching second grade at Sacred Heart School in Winnetka, IL and first grade at Saint Thomas of Canterbury in Chicago, IL. She is a member of the National Education Association, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the International Reading Association. Karen earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Karen has four young children and is an active volunteer in their school and the local community.