Greetings Future Teachers-from the Program Head, Karen Sheble

Hello! I am Mrs. Sheble and I am the Program Head for Teacher Education at NOVA. I teach both EDU 200 and SDV 101.  Prior to joining the faculty at Northern Virginia Community College in 2005, I was a kindergarten teacher for eighteen years with Fairfax County Public Schools. I also taught 4th grade for five years with Loudoun County, and I taught Preschool for one year at Fairfax United Methodist Preschool. During my teaching experience, I was a “Supervising Teacher” for many student teachers from James Madison University, George Mason University, and Marymount University. Additionally, I was a mentor for many beginning kindergarten teachers in Fairfax County.

I have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education (Certified K-7) from George Mason University, with postgraduate work from the University of Virginia. I attended both the University of Mary Washington and George Mason University for my undergraduate degree.

The best way to reach me is by e-mail:

This site has been designed to help you learn all about the programs offered at NOVA to help you become a public school teacher, or to learn about how you can obtain recertification points for licensure if you are already licensed.

Please visit the links I have provided at the top of this home page to learn more about EDU 200, SDV 101 – Orientation to Education, Pathways to Teaching at NOVA, our Social Science with Teacher Education Specialization Associates Degree Program, and courses for recertification.