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Karen Gannett

SMA-CPT, Language Arts Instructor

B. A. Smith College, magna cum laude with High Honors in English
M.S.J. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

My first career was in New York City as a television news producer for CBS News ("Sunday Morning" in the Charles Kuralt era) and PBS.  The transition from journalism to teaching is a natural one, since both require presenting ideas in a clear and concise way, absorbing and evaluating large amounts of information while always considering the source from which it comes. Of course both are also centered on stories--and great story telling--and celebrate the beauty and power of the written and spoken word. It is an honor to be part of the SMA community.

Phone: 941. 926. 1700