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Mrs. Karen Rose
Karen Rose has been an artist for over 30 years. This is her third year at Wiley and she previously taught art at Sacred Heart Cathedral School as well as Wake County elementary schools Lynn Road, Pleasant Union and Wakelon. She completed undergrad at UC Berkeley and earned her Masters at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is from Marin County, California and worked at Lucasfilm for many years in publicity and marketing. She has traveled throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe and was lucky enough to visit the Galapagos Islands. She is an avid tennis player, hiker/camper, mountain biker, gardener and garden designer. Her own children are at Broughton High School and NC State University, but her favorite age to teach is elementary school! Mrs. Rose has the greatest respect and admiration for children and their wonderful creativity, imagination and art. She also teaches gardening and chess at Wiley and tries to get kids outside as much as possible, encouraging tree hugging, healthy minds and stewardship of the planet. She hopes her students will be inspired through art to be as interested as she is in animals, plants and landscapes and thus "protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss" is the UN goal that speaks to her!