Karen DePriest serves the system as the Gifted/RTI Teacher. She graduated from Freed Hardeman University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Arts and Humanities in Elementary Education. In 2005, she received her Masters of Education from Freed Hardeman University. Recently, she attended Lipscomb University to obtain her certification to teach gifted and talented students.
Karen has been employed with the Lexington City School System since 2001. She taught Kindergarten for 19 years and had the privilege to loop to 1st grade with one of her classes. She feels that a positive relationship between a teacher and student is paramount to success. She has a passion to help students at all academic levels strive to learn and excel.
Karen is a native to Lexington TN. She is married to Darin DePriest, and they have a daughter, Aubrey. In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outside.