Karen Lucy

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Lucy as Executive Director, effective March 23rd.

Lucy has a strong and diverse resume including working in early childhood education for the past fifteen years. She has worked in the St. Louis Public School District, as a teacher at the Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel, as co-director of TI’s Camp Shook, and most recently as Director of Early Childhood Engagement and Director of the Shirlee Green Preschool.

“Karen has a warmth and passion for early childhood education, children and their families,” said Debbie Bram, Shaare Emeth’s Director of Jewish Life and Learning. “She brings creativity and an excitement to work within a collaborative organization.”

“If there were one word I would use to describe Karen Lucy, it would be passionate. She has a calm, peaceful presence, but she absolutely exudes passion for early childhood education. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Lucy for many years and I am excited to see her in leadership at Cornerstone Center,” says Jami Melton, Development Specialist and Cornerstone Center employee since 1998.

Karen is invested in creating outdoor learning spaces for children and has plans to enhance Cornerstone’s already robust curriculum by bringing more of nature into the classroom. She looks forward to working with the families and young children of Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, as well as the entire educational and administrative team.

“I’m excited to start bringing in some fresh ideas to further enhance the wonderful learning environment already in place,” Lucy said.

In honor of Karen’s new position and to support her passion in education, make a kind contribution to Cornerstone Center for Early Learning at this link or mail a check to Cornerstone Center at 3901 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning provides licensed, award-winning, and affordable childcare and pre-kindergarten education for working families of all economic backgrounds. Cornerstone empowers parents and guardians to remain in the workforce or pursue additional education while enabling children and families to experience diversity and to embrace the understanding and acceptance that follows.