Karen has spent 20 years in the education field teaching mainstream primary and secondary school students and students with learning difficulties. When she became a Learning Support Specialist in 2004, she found storytelling an effective way to engage and work with children with special learning needs. She uses stories to teach reading and writing skills and to impart social skills and build character. She also holds a Julia Gabriel Foundation Teaching Certificate in Speech and Drama.
Karen has been a featured storyteller in storytelling festivals both in Singapore, India, Bangkok and Penang. She tells stories to people of all ages, in a large variety of venues – schools, libraries, shopping centres, museums, at the zoo, on underground trains, in gardens, and under the stars. She also conducts storytelling workshops for both children and adults, inspiring them and passing on her love for stories. Her natural, lively and interactive storytelling style captures the hearts of audiences both young and old.