Karen is a graduate of the Florida Southern College and is certified in Gifted Teaching through the University of South Florida. Karen also specializes in Reading and Language Arts and is certified in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.

Karen is also an Expressive Arts Specialist and founder of Painting Your Soul.

She has also expanded her education and is certified as a life coach and a certified professional coach.

Through her former teaching, Karen has found that art, specifically painting, encouraged self-esteem building, mindful awareness, and emotional healing.

With over ten years of experience in the Pinellas County School System teaching self-contained Gifted children from 2nd through 5th grade and specializing in reading and language arts, Karen is very experienced in working with children with big hearts and prominent personalities.

Karen Hanlon, Certified Art Therapy Practitioner

Painting your soul