Karen Welch

Phone: (610)363-6400; 41013


Degrees and Certifications:

Karen Welch

Assistant Principal: Karen Welch: kwelch@dasd.org; 610-363-6400; extension 41013

Administrative Assistant: Katelyne Phillips - kphillips@dasd.org; (610)363-6400; ext. 41003

Spending my career to this point in the Downingtown Area School District has enabled me to see growth and changes throughout the years. I, in turn, value the challenges change can bring to my own learning. I eagerly seized the opportunity to transfer to East to have the opportunity to work with high school students, staff, and curriculum.

Beginning my career as a sixth grade teacher at Old East Ward Sixth Grade Center, I later moved to Lionville and Shamona Creek Elementary Schools. I was fortunate to teach language arts and math at Downingtown Middle School and also served as the Academic Advisor. I hold a BS in Elementary Education with a math minor from West Chester University. My middle level certifications include English and Mathematics. My MEd in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction as well as my K-12 Principal Certification are from Penn State. I am currently enrolled in a K-12 Educational Leadership Doctoral program at Drexel University. Teaching three curriculum courses for Cabrini’s MEd program helps me stay connected to teacher issues and initiatives.

It’s important to me to stay current and passionate about what most affects our district’s students.

I am extremely fortunate to work with the best educators in the nation. DASD teachers are the single most important influence on our students’ achievement and success. I am excited and honored to be a part of the Downingtown High School East Campus team.