Mrs. Karen Roland was born and raised in Toledo, OH, spent many years in Sarasota/Bradenton, and then moved to the beautiful setting of Tallahassee with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and one cat. She has her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and her Masters in Organizational Management. Much of her career focus has been in strategically planning organizational goals and managing budgets and contracts for governmental agencies. She is excited to now join the world of education. She appreciates the thought of Forest Witcraft who said, "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child (boy).