Cy Fair Education Center was founded in 2007 by Karen B. Cotton, MA.

Karen is a former senior administrator in the fourth largest K-12 school district in the United States where she focused on increasing community engagement in the education process.  She works in higher education to increase access to distance education and funding for research.

Karen uses her background in counseling to ensure that keynotes and trainings include humor and heart as she delivers the message.  Her technical and grant writing skills were honed while at the helm of non-profit organizations and in public K-12 and higher education systems.

Karen authored the book Parenting in Public: Six Essential Elements for Parenting a Public School Student, is the host of This Woman's Words talk radio show and has appeared on HuffPost Live. 

For questions about collaborating on your project or event email Karen at

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