Holding a BA in classical studies and an MA in English from Middlebury College, Karen Walker has served TMS since 1998 as a board member, teacher, preschool administrator, head of lower school, associate head of school, and interim head. Previously she taught literature, language skills, and horseback riding at a boys’ boarding school. She holds a BA in classics from Middlebury College and an MA in English from the Bread Loaf School of English. Karen grew up in Louisville, KY and Harrisburg, PA, where she graduated from Harrisburg Academy. Her husband, Peter, runs international mountain guiding services, and their son, Branford, who attended TMS, is a student at Bard College.