Boundary Invasions: How to Stay Clear! - Karen Duke, Region 10by Texas High School Coaches Association
Boundary Invasions: How to Stay Clear! - Karen Duke, Region 10
With 32 years of experience in education, Ms. Duke has served in many roles; including Director of Human Resources, Administrator at a 5A high school, Anatomy/Physiology Teacher, and Head Coach of Basketball, Cross-Country and Tennis. Currently, she is the Assistant Director of Personnel & Certification Services for Region 10 ESC in Richardson, Texas and focuses on the area of Human Resources Training & Consulting.
In her current role, she believes not only is it important to support and build relationships with Human Resource Departments, but it is also imperative to support and build capacity at the campus level. Those in a supervisory role (including principals, assistant principals, athletic directors, and coaches) need to remain sensitized in district policies/procedures regarding Boundary Invasions, Investigations, Supervision/Documentation, Sensitivity & Diversity, Title IX and more.
As a student-athlete growing up, Ms. Duke understands the value of high school and college athletics and believe it is an integral part of student development. As a former player, she has first-hand experience with excellent programs and coaches, which afforded her the opportunity to compete in several outstanding athletic events: Texas Association of Basketball Coaches North / South All-Star game (MVP), Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame game, AAU National Junior Olympic Team (Virginia). While playing in 1986-1988 at Grayson County College under Coach Bill Brock, current Baylor University Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach, the team amassed several honors: Nationally ranked (4) team defense, Nationally ranked overall (20), Region 5 championship game, North Texas Jr College Athletic Conference Title, undefeated season (12-0). As a coach, Karen had the privilege of working in excellent athletic programs including Crandall ISD, Forney ISD, and other districts where she worked with a state qualifier in cross-country, a regional tennis player, and a basketball program that compiled a winning record of 27 wins/ 6 losses.