Karen Scheel


Assistant Head of School for Academics

Courses Taught

AP US History

Date Began



Duty Administrator

Favorite Place on Campus

My favorite place on campus is my classroom.  Teaching is the best part of my day, and I have many fond memories of discussing history with my students in Upper Shumway over the years.

Favorite Book

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

Why I love to teach

I have always loved history. By teaching history I get to share the subject I love most with a new group of students each year. I have taught history at various levels ranging from sixth through twelfth grade during my career. I have enjoyed every group of students I have worked with in my 18 years in the classroom. I love learning and discovering new perspectives. I love to see history through my students eyes as they encounter information for the first time and start to figure out the lessons of the past.


I love to spend time with my family. In addition, I am a voracious reader. I also love to bake, as my students are well aware.

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