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Karen Golden

Creative Learning Place
Founder / Director
Los Angeles
Karen Golden has been “edutaining" audiences from coast to coast as a Storyteller, musician and professional speaker for over 25 years. USA today said, ”Karen’s mesmerizing stories marry age-old values with rollicking saxophone and amazing sound effects”. Karen seamlessly weaves Jewish, multicultural, personal and family stories and has developed and presented over thirty commissioned works on the history of cities, organizations and people. You can read her published tales as part of five anthology collections and listen to her stories on three award winning CD’s. When she isn’t gracing the stage, you can find her in numerous classrooms as a teaching artist (she is on the artist roster of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission) where she has reached 1000’s of children, including many with special needs and youth-at-risk.  Most importantly, Karen has been a homeschool mom for 16 years she is the founder and director of Creative Learning Place – a homeschool academic and arts center that opened it’s doors in Los Angeles in 2009. creativelearningplace.com. She has assisted 100’s of other students and their families on the amazing journey of homeschooling. Karen is also an avid gardener and is managing the therapeutic garden at The Friendship Circle in Los Angeles where she rents space for Creative Learning Place. Last but not least she still spends a lot of time driving her two daughters around and her dog to the dog park.