Ms. Karen McChesney
TeacherEast High Denver, CO
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About Ms. Karen McChesney
---24 years: Journalist, Editor, Communications & Public Affairs Manager, VISTA Volunteer.
---Changed careers: Secondary Language Arts Teacher
---Over 4 years: Teacher - 9th grade Lang Arts, 12th grade Developmental Writing, Engl 030 & 060
---Followed my passion - working with students who need EXTRA support - and landed 1/2 teaching, 1/2 case management postsecondary position at East HS funded by Goodwill Youth Services. Bigger-than-life; the best!!
---2012 = 4th year at East: -Teacher, Future Choices Elective (11th-12th) - 2nd, 3rd, 4th pds. Content: understanding postsecondary "language", transcripts, concurrent enrollment; exploring careers, matching career to postsecondary education/training; applying for and touring colleges, meeting professionals, finances/budgeting for life after hs, soft skills, individual postsecondary plan/portfolio.
-Case Manager - 6th, 7th, 8th pds: 1-on-1 coaching on career exploration, nontraditional postsecondary, internships, and apprenticeships.
East Angels rock!!