Hello! My name is Karen Hassinger and I am the art specialist at Rosa Lee Carter. I am excited to be teaching for an eighth year at such a wonderful school! I have a bachelor's degree in Studio Art from the University of Mary Washington. I have taught in many states: Florida, Virginia, Texas and Hawaii. I have also taught in Bermuda as well as for DODS in Germany. Before teaching in Loudoun County, I taught middle school and elementary school in Prince William County for 6 years. After transferring to Loudoun County, I taught at Little River ES in South Riding for three years. I then transferred to RLC.
I am the mother of four boys. My oldest, who has a degree in information systems, splits his time between here and China. My second son, a graduate of Tech, lives and works outside of D.C. He also attends law school at George Mason. He is starting his final year! His wife is a critical care nurse. My third son finished college and is working in the computer tech field. My fourth son, Joshua, is still in school. We live in Leesburg and enjoy it very much!
Parents, besides being an art teacher, I am also an artist. Your child will be learning lots about creativity. They will be encouraged to experiment. Art is essential to a growing mind. No matter what field your child finally decides to enter, being creative will help them be better doctors, engineers, and researchers!
I am looking forward to another terrific year at Rosa Lee Carter!