Karen Sansom

Adult Upgrading
Office Salmon Arm Building 150
Salmon Arm Campus
250-832-2126 ext. 8213

My journey to teaching mathematics in the department of Adult Upgrading didn’t follow a straight line.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, I worked and travelled and then returned to school with the plans of becoming a primary school teacher.   I loved studying at the University of Victoria and living on Vancouver Island, but the need to find full-time work brought me back to my home town of Salmon Arm and I’ve been in the Shuswap ever since.  I began work at Okanagan College in 1995 – taking a job as an administrative clerk  - and finally found my way back to teaching in 2001.   Recognizing I needed to learn more about the world of teaching adults, I returned to the University of Calgary to complete a Masters in Education (Adult and Community Education).  After six years as Associate Dean in the Arts & Foundational Programs portfolio, I’ve recently returned to the classroom and am thrilled to be back working on a daily basis with students.