Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English Mary Baldwin College, 1985 MEd in Reading University of Virginia, 1995 Certified Journalism Educator Journalism Education Association, renewable 2018-19 Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia in: English, Reading Specialist K-12, History/Social Studies, and Admininstration renewable, July 2020
Mrs. Karen Hall Swortzel
Mrs. Hall-Swortzel was an Army brat, living in multiple states and in Germany. In 1985, she enrolled at Mary Baldwin College; she has lived in Augusta County ever since. Mrs. Hall-Swortzel earned her BA in English from MBC, her M.Ed in Reading from UVA, and did EdD work at UVA and MFA work at Ashland University.
Mrs. Hall-Swortzel and her husband live on the family farm in southern Augusta County, raising purebred Angus cattle and Suffolk sheep. They have three grown children and five grandchildren (#6 is due the end of Sept 2018) who live in the area. Mrs. Hall-Swortzel loves to travel, read, write, spin yarn and knit.