Karen Naber has been serving Sycamore Community Schools for over 16 years. As assistant superintendent, Naber oversees all aspects of curriculum and instruction for the district. Her duties also include teacher professional development, compliance and test coordinating. She also works on long-term planning and innovation for the district, alongside Superintendent Frank Forsthoefel. Prior to her appointment, Naber served as the director of academic affairs for Sycamore for three years, focusing on secondary curriculum.
Naber spent the first nine years of her career as a teacher and then as assistant principal, at Bobbie B. Fairfax School in Cincinnati. She also served as an adjunct instructor at the College of Mount St. Joseph. In 1999, she joined Sycamore as a teacher at Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School. Naber taught there until 2002, when she was named assistant principal. In 2005, she moved to Sycamore Junior High School where she was also assistant principal. Naber went on to become principal at the junior high for six years.
Naber earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Cincinnati. She is also certified in special education and holds a Superintendent's license. Naber is a member of various educational organizations, including High AIMS, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Associations of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, Buckeye Association of School Administrators, and American Association of School Personnel Administrators,
Naber and her husband, Dave, live in Montgomery and have five children, including a set of triplets, and is an active volunteer in the Cincinnati community.