Karen Roeck, EdD

Part-time Instructor of Leadership; Instructional Designer

Karen grew up in Richmond, BC and first learned how to lead and love others from her parents, who served for many years in the local school and church communities. She has an eclectic career background as a classroom teacher, online school administrator, award-winning choral conductor, volleyball coach, and university course writer. Karen currently works at Trinity Western University as an instructional designer and part-time instructor in the BA/MA Leadership programs. Her research focuses on equipping teachers to thrive in the online education environment, emphasizing the role of technology to help students become collaborative learners, content creators, and engaged global citizens.

Karen has presented at conferences across Canada, including EdTechTeam Summits, RenewED, InspirED, the Christian Home Educators Conference, and the Canadian eLearning Network Digital Learning Symposium. She is a Google Certified Trainer and offers synchronous and asynchronous training sessions for educators and organizations wanting to incorporate Google Workspace tools into their pedagogical practices.

Karen thrives when helping people discover their spiritual gifts and talents, and empowering them to fulfill their role within the body of Christ. She and her high school sweetheart Aaron live in Walnut Grove with their two children, Kayte and Ben.

EdD, K-12 Educational Leadership, University of Western Ontario

MA, Educational Leadership, Trinity Western University

BEd, Secondary Education, University of British Columbia

BMus, Voice Performance Concentration, University of British Columbia

Dip. Mus., Capilano University


  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Assessment
  • Personality Theory
  • Servant Leadership
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Music Theory
  • Choral Conducting

  • EDUC 365 Social Issues in Education
  • LDRS 620 Worldview Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • LDRS 626 Leadership for Contemporary Education Issues