Karen L. Sanzo
Karen is a Professor and Graduate Program Director for the PK-12 Educational Leadership Program at Old Dominion University. She has led the redesign of the PK-12 school licensure program, developed numerous district-university partnerships, and has expanded ODU’s reach in leadership development across the Virginia. Prior to joining ODU, Karen spent eight years in the public schools as a middle school mathematics teacher and an elementary school administrator. Karen engages in research around aspiring and current school leadership development, creating and sustaining partnerships between universities and school districts, and the development and use of formative assessment practices in schools by leaders and teachers. She is also currently working with PK-12 and Higher Education organizations around organizational innovation through Design Thinking.