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Meet Karen Eriksson-Lee, Seton Special Services Counselor


Karen Eriksson-Lee brings her enthusiasm, empathy, and wisdom to the aid of families needing support to find the right educational path for their child.

Seton Special Educational Counselor Karen Eriksson-Lee has deep roots in Front Royal, VA.

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After her father left the Air Force, the family settled in Maplewood, NJ, but would spend the summers and many holidays on her grandparents’ farm near Front Royal. That connection led Karen to apply to the nearby Shenandoah University, where she majored in dance and minored in psychology.

For over three decades, Karen studied, brought her ballet students to study, and then was asked to join the faculty at the prestigious Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

After obtaining her Master’s in Education in 2016, she returned to Front Royal and joined the Seton Home Study School staff. She is the mother of three amazing grown children, two daughters and a son, mother-in-law to a wonderful young man, and grandmother to an adorable six-month-old baby boy.

When asked about the specifics of her work for Seton, Karen said, “I work with parents to design a curriculum tailored to each student’s strengths and weaknesses, making accommodations that address their specific needs.”

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Karen’s main goal, like others on the Seton staff, is to help students become life-long lovers of learning. Karen’s task is to teach parents and students that there are many roads to learning and enable them to find the path of education that best fits their child’s temperament and ability levels. Karen said, “Seton’s Special Educational Services Department makes sure that there is success for ALL learners, and our department makes it possible to make any number of accommodations for students needing adaptations.”

Dancer, mom, and educator, Karen Eriksson-Lee brings enthusiasm, empathy, and wisdom to the aid of families needing support in finding the right educational path for their child.

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