Karen Wagner is excited to be the Gifted and Talented Teacher at Maxwell Elementary School. Her journey into education began abroad in Japan, where she taught English for two years. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, including 10 years in DPS teaching 3rd grade at a Gifted and Talented magnet school. Karen received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Karen enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, cooking, traveling abroad, and learning new languages. She also loves spending time with her husband and two young sons, Elliott and Ryan.