Director of Educational Programming
Get to know Karen!
Karen Wesley joined UWCV in 2012. She is the Director of Educational Programming, and leads the Smart Beginnings initiative. In addition to developing and coordinating the Regional Early Education Systems Alignment project, she also coordinates the regional ExCELL program, the Mixed Delivery project, and Summer Learning Loss Prevention. Karen has more than 20 years of experience in grant writing and management, program development and community outreach. She is a certified CLASS Observer and believes that education, beginning at birth, creates the surest path to a successful and productive future. Karen attended Lynchburg College where she completed the B.S program in Computer Science. Outside of work Karen enjoys music, quilting, hiking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She lives in Forest with her husband William Wesley, their dog Massie and a flock of hens.