“Karen is simply the best teaching artist I have seen in any discipline, at any location, at any time.”
Dr. Marc Summers
Arts Administration
Freeport Public Schools


"Within moments, as if by casting a magic spell, Karen had all the students focused beyond themselves. She demonstrates how drama connects to environmental themes."

Ann Shahid
Education Director
Beidler Forest, South Carolina
“I marvel at Karen's energy, professionalism and talent. The productions she creates are spirited, original and masterfully tied to the curriculum being studied.”
Bruce L. Dennis
Superintendant of Schools
Bedford Central School District
“The Pied Piper is back in East Meadow! Karen De Mauro is a spellbinder who has a special knack for sharing her love of theatre with others.”
Phyllis Quennault
Arts Administrator
East Meadow UFCA
“A consummate professional in the world of education, communication and appreciation”
Dr. John Waldman
Professor of Biology
Queens College
“ Karen De Mauro has the presence, skills and charisma to engage pupils into accomplishing tasks which they might otherwise never undertake. Rarely have I seen youngsters so uniquely able to focus on a task and to support each other in a collaborative effort. ”
Paul Kelleher
Westport Public Schools
“ From the moment Karen entered my classroom her bright spirit and dedication cast a magical spell over the room. The children were delighted and each was able to show his strengths in different areas. Through the show we created the children were able to live the lives of immigrants in their imagination and experience. As everyone came together for the final show it was like a common heartbeat moving towards a common goal.”
Susan Sohmers,
The Road School New Hyde Park
"The training you did for our Internship for City Youth Program honed their presentation skills. It helped them to be less nervous, speak louder and focus on the point. They enjoyed your teaching style and thought the exercises were fun."
Sandy Kovan,
Associate Director
The Nature Conservancy