Karen Jones

Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist @ An-Med Health


I hold a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tn. I have over 20 years experience in health care and have worked in a variety of hospital and private practice settings. I live with my husband, daughter, 2 cats and very large German shepherd puppy near beautiful Lake Jocassee.

Connection to the NEXT School:

I am the proud parent of a NEXT School Eagle Ridge student.

What makes you excited about "Impact-Based Learning"?

I am excited about the development and implementation of impact based learning at Eagle Ridge. Our daughter has already become empowered by various leadership opportunities at NEXT Eagle Ridge and we are excited about more good things to come!

Have you previously served on the NEXT School Board or Planning Committee?

No (first term).

Qualifications and reasons for serving on the NEXT School board:

First, I believe the Next School Network being a school of choice. Now that there are two campuses, local representation is vital to the development and enrichment of both campuses. I have a vested interest primarily as a parent but also as a concerned member of the Salem community, having served on various committees in the public school domain as well as marketing, program development and community relations.

Finally...What is your "coffee shop" order?

Large sweet tea with extra ice