About the Coach

Karen McPherson is a high school math coach for Buncombe County Schools located in Western NC. She provides professional development embedded in the classroom that focuses on improving teaching and learning. Her work includes
  • researching and developing curriculum resources
  • identifying appropriate instructional strategies and interventions to improve student achievement for all students
  • and collaborating with teachers regarding a range of effective and innovative math practices.
Mrs. McPherson was a classroom teacher for 13 years prior to becoming an instructional coach. She is a National Board Certified teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Math Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and MA Ed and Administrative Degrees from Western Carolina University.

Professional Experiences
2012-present High School Math Coach for Buncombe County Schools, NC
2009-2012      Math teacher at Enka High School in Enka, NC
1998-2009      Math teacher at Community High School in Swannanoa, NC

Professional Organizations
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
NC Core Advocate / Student Achievement Partners

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