Karen Peterson Ed.D., is a Professor Emerita from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. She has worked with high-need schools for more than 40 years. Dr. Peterson has more than 20 years each as a classroom teacher and a teacher educator.
While at Governors State, Dr. Peterson served as a Coordinator of the Elementary Education Program, the Master of Arts in Teaching in Urban Teacher Education, the GSU Alternative Certification Partnership, and the Beginning Teacher Program. She also led teams that wrote and administered $10 million in state and federal grants.
Her research interests include urban teacher education, alternative certification, teacher induction and mentoring, teacher leadership, performance-based evaluation, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)/trauma-sensitive schools.
Dr. Peterson coordinates the professional development for the Partnership for Resilience. CEC is a member of the Partnership for Resilience, an organization that aims to transform and integrate education, healthcare, and community organizations to create a trauma-informed, family-focused system that measurably improves academic, health, and social outcomes for children impacted by ACEs.More CEC Staff & Consultants