Speaking Engagements

MAY 2020

Manchester Community Library (Check library for status update)

Karen will be reading from her Children’s Book: We See You; Te Vemos 
Sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Foundation

138 Cemetery Avenue / Route 7A
Manchester Center, VT 



MATSOL Virtual Conference Conference

MATSOL is happy to present our first-ever MATSOL Virtual Conference from May 26 – June 4, 2020, with pre-Conference sessions on remote learning during the week of May 18. 


JUNE 2020

Virtual Book Launch

Monday, June 22 at 5:00 pm EST

This is the official Virtual Launch of Karen Gross’ new book, Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door: Strategies and Solutions for Educators PreK-College, released by TCPress on June 19, 2020. And, sadly, trauma abounds.

The Zoom launch will have a 30-minute panel discussion of this new book and its potential to facilitate student success. Event will be hosted by Brian Ellerbeck, the Acquisitions Editor at TC Press. Panelists will be Marie Cini, Allyson Hoffman and Gill Hunter, each extraordinary educators representing different segments of the academic pipeline from elementary school to adult education.

Three copies of Trauma Doesn’t Stop will be given to 3 attendees based on a random drawing and 10 takeaway gifts will be sent to the first 10 people signing into the Zoom book launch. The author will introduce the panel and will be available for informal chat time during the Zoom launch. We look forward to this launch on Zoom and to sharing this important new and timely book with you all.  See you on June 22nd (a Monday) at 5:00 EST.

Hosted by Teachers College Press and Karen Gross
(917) 363-4872

The book is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com and other locations. Official pub date is June 19, 2020: https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Doesnt-Stop-School-Door/dp/0807764108/

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JULY 2020

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Convention

VIRTUAL EVENT – Visit Website for details

July 7-11, 2020 Philadelphia, PA 



National Coalition of Girls’ Schools

Beyond the Book Author Series: Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door

The summer 2020 series of Beyond the Book with Karen Gross will be comprised of four sessions from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. EDT throughout the span of one week on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 20
  • Tuesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, July 22
  • Thursday, July 23

Registration Link at ncgs website



Strategies for Creating Trauma Responsive Institutions: Concrete Actions, Activities, and Approaches 

July 31, 2020 New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University) 

Click the link for details and to enroll




Innovative School Summit – CANCELLED

July 6-10, 2020
Las Vegas, NV



Flower Show and Children’s Book Event – CHECK BACK FOR DATES

Surrey, England
Karen will read from her new book Lady Lucy’s Dinosaur Quest


Love Our Local Authors (LOLA) Festival – AS SCHEDULED

Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Alexandria, Virginia

Karen will read and talk about her Lady Lucy book series


National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Virtual Event

Educating Girls Symposium
Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future

October 26, 2020
Toronto, ON

Topic:  To be Announced



Rutgers Graduate School of Education

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice & Rutgers Center for Minority Serving  Institutions 
Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
New Brunswick, NJ

Topic:  TBA