Karen Ragland Assistant Secretary
6621 Paiute Court
Niwot, CO 80503
Karen was appointed to the SVVSD Board in November 2017. She serves on the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee, and is a liaison to the Boulder County Board of Commissioners and to the District Parent Group Representatives. Karen is interested in early childhood education, design-thinking, school finance reform, behavioral health, professional development, career preparedness and higher education.
Karen holds a BA in Psychology from Sacred Heart University, and a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Fairfield University. She spent her early career working as a counselor in substance abuse treatment programs and an alternative school. Karen has diversified corporate experience spanning many industries, including aviation, commercial real estate, community counseling and education. She is currently a consultant for healthcare quality improvement and risk management education.
Karen grew up in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire and moved to Niwot in 2007 with her husband and three children. She is a tireless volunteer in her community and has served on the board of Grassroots St. Vrain, participated in Leadership St. Vrain, co-chaired the SVVSD 2016 Bond Committee Task Force, and has been involved in the Niwot Elementary PTAC, Sunset Middle School PAC, and Niwot High School Boosters organizations.