Meet Karen

Karen Miller has been an educator for more than 30 years. She started at Park in the fall of 1990, teaching sixth grade English and history. Since then, she has taught Upper School English classes, coordinated Middle and Upper schools, and directed the college counseling program. She also co-teaches Upper School seminar classes with Head of Upper School Jeremy Besch.

Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree in English at SUNY Brockport and permanent Certifications in Education in Nursery School – Grade 6, as well as English Grades 7-12. She has taken a number of non-matriculated classes in school counseling at the University at Buffalo.

Cognitive science, metacognition, and motivational theory are professional development interests. Outside of school, Karen reads voraciously, tends outdoor gardens, and nurtures house plants.
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one of the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

The Park School Of Buffalo

4625 Harlem Road
Snyder, NY 14226
Receptionist: 716-839-1242
Voicemail: 716-839-1243
Fax: 716-839-2014