Karn Engelsgjerd

Senior Director of External Affairs

Karn has more than 20 years of K-12 education experience, ranging from teaching fourth grade—she was awarded Teacher of the Year at Forest Heights Elementary in Baton Rouge, La.—to supporting strong classroom instruction as ANet’s vice president of networks. Spanning her time there and as a national leader of program at Teach For America, she has effectively cultivated and developed relationships to advance the mission and work of the organization so that schools work for all students. Karn and her family live in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis.