Instructional Coach

Mrs. Karen Bixler

Phone: (719) 495-5252


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed.- Elementary Education w/emphasis in Reading Instruction CDE Endorsements: - K-6 Elementary Education - K-12 Special Education Generalist - Principal Licensure

Mrs. Karen Bixler

I am delighted to welcome you and your child to an exciting year at Stetson Elementary School and am proud to be serving as the Instructional Coach. As the instructional coach, I collaborate with the campus administration, teachers, staff, students, parents and community members in order to enhance student learning.

I am committed to my role as a professional educator and am very enthusiastic to begin the school year.  This year will be my 19th year in the elementary setting.    Before serving as an instructional coach, I taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade, and spent several years as a resource teacher focusing on K- 5th grade special education students.  Most of these years have been here at Stetson!  

Before getting into the field of education, I spent several years in the US Air Force with my last assignment being at the US Air Force Academy.  I served 11 years active duty and 9 years reserves.  I retired from the US Air Force several years ago and am very proud to have served my country.  

As and educator, I am highly qulaified and licensed by the Colorado Department of Education with endorsements to teach kindergarten through 6th grade general education and kindergarten through 12th grade special education as well as hold a principal licensure.   Additionally, I conferred a Master of Education Degree with an emphasis in reading instruction.

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, reading, biking, sewing, and spending time with my family and friends. I have been married to my husband for 32 years now and am proud to have raised two wonderful sons with him.   My oldest son is serving as a systems engineer in the US Coast Guard and my youngest is serving as a pilot in the US Air Force. 

I feel very fortunate to have the privilege to be a part of your child's education. Feel free to contact me with questions, comments or concerns.