Karen Steans was born in Negaunee, Michigan. She and her husband have been married for 48 years, having lived in Florida, Michigan, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Houston again, and now Austin. They are the proud parents of two married sons that live in South Austin. They have been blessed with one grandson, who has stolen their hearts.
Karen graduated from Northern Michigan University, followed by receiving a Master’s degree from the University of Florida. For 32 years her passion was teaching young children in the elementary grades. Teaching children and getting to know their parents never got tiring. In addition to teaching, the last 10 years while living in Houston she taught and then directed the ESL program at her church. Volunteering with the Hispanic community in our area was very satisfying. She moved to Austin five years ago when her husband retired. As members of Triumphant Love, Karen feels honored to be on the Child Development Center board and hopes to be a contributing member.