Karen Harrison

Karen Harrison serves as the Executive Director of TNSTEP which houses the state-wide OSEP funded Parent Training and Information Center. She joined TNSTEP in 1994, after being a recipient of TNSTEP services for her daughter with special needs. With more than 30 years’ experience, Karen has personally navigated special education systems from early intervention through adult services with her own daughter, who at 32, is a happy, included and contributing member of her community. She has led the TNSTEP work around working collaboratively with school resource officers, safety teams, and educators to ensure effective support systems for students with disabilities.