Karen Lelli-Austin

Karen Lelli-Austin has consulted extensively with K-12 schools on how to build an understanding of differentiation and improve the effectiveness of differentiated classroom instruction. She began her career as an educator teaching high school English in the U.S. and abroad. More recently, she served for 5 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, where she was the director of summer and Saturday enrichment programs. Throughout her career, Karen’s special interests have included curriculum and instruction for second language learners and advanced learners. She is the past chair for the Special Schools and Programs Division of the National Association for Gifted Children.