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Karen Clineff


Karen Clineff was raised in Falls Church, VA. She has an AS in Early Childhood Development and AMI certification in ages 3-6 from the Montessori Institute of San Diego. She began her work with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and has taught in Montessori classrooms for eleven years. Karen and her husband, David, like in Herndon with their miracle baby, Emma Hope, who is also a student at GSS.  Karen has a gift of perceiving and working with each child’s individual challenges and strengths, understanding that children are constantly focused on the simple moments that adults brush past.  She enjoys working with special needs children, since their struggles are greater, and uses the words of Christ as her motto, “Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.”