Phone: (253) 298-2788 | Address: 5000 67th Ave W, University Place, WA 98467

Meet Our School Director

Hi! I’m Karen Curtiss, Executive Director of The New School at Chambers Bay in University Place.

One of my greatest joys is to instill the love of learning in young children for this will carry them throughout their life as discoverers of truth.

Developing strong relationships by making intentional connections with people, both professionally and personally, is another joy of mine. I love to celebrate others’ gifts and talents and join with them to help them achieve their goals.

I have been around for a while! I have over 25 years’ experience in early childhood education and many years in business administration. Whew, it seems like yesterday! I have three degrees in the field and am always seeking ways to remain relevant and on the cutting edge of best practices.

I am a member of the National Association of the Education of Young Children which holds national standards for excellence, standards we follow at our school. I am also on the Advisory Council for Early Learning at Pierce College. In addition, our school is affiliated with Clover Park Technical College in a way which provides professional development for our teachers and staff.

I have been married to my husband, Paul, for 49 years and we have two grown children, Anthony (wife, Brenda) and Tiffany. I love to get outdoors and walk as often as I can and spending time with my family and granddaughter, Abigail.

I am a Jesus lover first and foremost! He is the joy of my life, always and forever!

Karen Curtiss, Executive Director