Karen Haber retired from teaching Spanish and French at the high school level in 2008. She taught for one year in Cameron, Missouri, and for thirty years in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Missouri.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. She did further graduate coursework at UMKC.
While teaching in the Park Hill School District, Haber served as the chairperson of the Park Hill High School Foreign Language Department and on the Park Hill South High School Leadership Council. She has also served on various district committees, including the Professional Development and Policy Committees. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Bell Road Barn Players (Kansas City’s oldest community theater) since 1997. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Greater Kansas City People to People.
Haber and her husband, Chuck, reside in Kansas City, and they have two daughters.
Haber was appointed to the Board in February 2008.