Hello! My name is Karen Hassinger and I am the art specialist at Rosa Lee Carter. I am excited to be teaching for a tenth year at such a wonderful school! I am one of the original staff who opened the school. We are going to celebrate 10 fabulous years!
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, travels all over the world as a translator. My second son, a graduate of Tech, also has a law degree from George Mason. He works at the Library of Congress in D.C. 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 also in the tech field. We live in Loudoun County 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!