Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree in Recreational Administration (Southwest Texas State University) Master's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Services (Southwest Texas State University) 9 hours short of 2nd Master's Degree in Educational Leadership (University of Texas at San Antonio) Certifications: Generalist, EC-4th grade Special Education, EC-12th grade Principal, EC-12th grade
Ms. KAREN POWLAS
I have been a teacher at Reagan High School, since January of 2006; and, I plan on retiring from here! I, definitely, have a special place in my heart for Reagan High School, Reagan Students/Families, and the Stone Oak Community! I drive almost an hour and half a day (each and every day) just to work here (and, my sciatica nerve and I hate driving)! This is a true indication of how much I love Reagan Students and Reagan High School!
As far as my own high school experience, I am an Alamo Heights High School graduate from 1984. Education has definitely changed since then! I believe, wholeheartedly, that education has only improved, with the end goal of student success and productivity being at the forefront. Academic rigor, student expectations, the quality of teaching, and the level of student performance has only developed...and, for the better!
From the beginning of my employment at Reagan, I knew I was working for an exceptional school, without doubt! I only have pride in everything associated with Reagan. I am happy to be here! Anytime I see the color green, I say "Green for Reagan!" It drives my family a little nutty!
Academically, I graduated from Southwest Texas State University with my bachelor's degree in 1989 and my master's degree in 2001. I, also, attended U.T.S.A. to to fulfill the academic requirements needed to be a school administrator. Personally, I have a daughter, Maddie. She is in now in the 11th grade and is a Junior at Ronald Reagan High School, after attending Catholic School for for 12 years, she finally decided to go Public last year! Yay! The joy of my life is a Rattler!
Finally, as an educator, I have dedicated my life to serving others! I thank you for entrusting your student with us, and as Mrs. Shelton says, "STRIKE 'EM!!"
2020/2021 School Year
- 1st Period: Government Co-Teach with Mrs. Newton (S1)/Economics Co-Teach with Mr. Desmarais (S2)
- 2nd Period: Government Co-Teach with Coach Fair (S2)/Economics Co-Teach with Mr. Hicks (S2)
- 3rd Period: U.S. History Co-Teach with Mrs. Parker
- 4th Period: Conference
- 5th Period: U.S. History Co-Teach with Mrs. Parker
- 6th Period: Government Co-Teach with Mrs. Newton (S1)/Economics Co-Teach with Mr. Goodall (S2)
- 7th Period: U.S. History Co-Teach with Mrs. Parker