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Karen McCurdy

Karen McCurdy is an associate at Rao Advisors LLC, specializing in resume and essay reviews.
She has taught high school English since 2011 and AP and IB English since 2019. She has written a curriculum for remediation and advanced academic English classes. She also conducts professional development sessions in her district, emphasizing college readiness and increasing student reading stamina.
Karen started college as a first-generation college student. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Texas Tech University in 2008 and her master's degree in Education, specifically Gifted Education, from Hardin-Simmons University in 2018. She is currently working towards her principal certification with plans on pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.
She loves reading and challenges herself to read at least one book a week with the ultimate goal of hitting 52 books for the year. She is the mother of three growing girls and wants to inspire them to work towards their goals as she has hers.
Karen's passion for student success drives her most as a teacher and pushed her to pursue a position with Rao Advisors.