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Karen   Zethmayr  


Certified teacher with 8 years of traditional classroom experience and
10 years of nontraditional and private teaching. I recently returned to school,
graduating with an Associate of Applied Arts, Graphic Design/Commercial Art,
degree in 2002. My interest in graphic design grew out of writing and
illustrating for children, examples available on this website.


Taught music and reading 18 years in public and private schools:


Monroe Street Fine Arts Center, Madison, WI
Suzuki violin and viola teacher

Monona Grove School District (WI) summer school
Remedial reading and math teacher

•Edgewood Campus School, Madison, WI
Substitute K-5 Spanish teacher; K-8 classroom sub

•Walbridge Academy, Madison, WI
study skills and social skills teacher, 1-8

•Madison Metropolitan School District
Substitute teacher: music, 1 semester K-3 Chapter I reading

•American Academy of Music, Madison, WI
Suzuki violin teacher

•Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department, Rochester, NY Suzuki violin teacher

Developed learning materials

•Supplementary music and enrichment activities for teachers and families in Suzuki Talent Education programs
•Classroom manipulables for music, math and reading
•Illustrated instructions
•Picture books
•Phonics reinforcement computer game for emergent readers
•Interactive Macromedia Flash music and math games



•Associate of Applied Arts, Graphic Design/Commercial Art,
...Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI 2004
•Teacher Certifications, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
...K-12 Reading, K-12 Instrumental Music and K-8 General Music ... 1985 and 1988
•Suzuki violin pedagogy, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, 1972, where I was hired after completing the course to teach in the Eastman Preparatory Department, as it was then called. It was a unique opportunity to teach in a team with excellent Suzuki teachers.
•Bachelor of Music, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 1965


•Suzuki Association of the Americas
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Madison Storytellers Guild (active, performing member)
Local monthly writers’ critique group




Available on request


Printable version of this resume (PDF format)