Karen Louise Gearreald|
B.A. (English, languages, music), Agnes Scott College--1966 M.A. (English literature), Harvard University--1967 Ph.D. (English linguistics and literature), Harvard--1969 J.D., Duke University School of Law--1976 Extensive private study of piano and voice (classical, sacred, popular, and operatic)--now with a coach from Manhattan Fluency in Spanish (speaking, reading, writing) Reading knowledge of French, German, Italian, and Latin Library of Congress certificate in braille proofreading, Level A Instructor's certificate, Evangelical Training Association
EMPLOYMENT Free-lance contractual work as lecturer, tutor, consultant, writer, proofreader, pianist, singer, movie actress, lawyer, and inspirational speaker--1962 to the present Braille Music Advisor and Transcription Instructor, Library of Congress--2003 to the present Instructor (braille music notation, business law, and music appreciation)--Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka,Illinois--1988 to the present. 95 students taught individually via braille, telephone, cassette tape, large print, computer disk, or electronic mail. Assistant Counsel (specializing in Federal contract law, ethics, Freedom of Information Act, and administrative procedures) Norfolk Naval Supply Center (now Fleet and Industrial Supply Center)--1976-1996 (honorably retired August 1996) Director of Education and Chairman of the English Department, Hadley School--1969-1973
HONORS AND AWARDS Melvin Jones award (Norfolk Lions) for humanitarian service--1998Agnes Scott College Distinguished Alumna Career Award--1997 Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award--1996 Naval Supply Systems Command Outstanding Disabled Employee--1989 Rotary Foundation grant for speaking tour in Latin America--1971 Phi Beta Kappa National Merit Scholarships
CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS Virginia State Bar--1976 to the present Larchmont Baptist Church (many years of service--currently active as Bible teacher, pianist, singer, and finance chairman) Norfolk Host Lions Club--inducted April 2000 (Sight Conservation Chairman--2000 to the present; president--2003-2004) Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity (currently serving as national director of services for the visually impaired) March 2004
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