Karen Beard has served in the Business Office since 2012. Prior to her work at CDS, she worked for 9 years in the Business Office at Green Trails Preschool. Karen attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she received her undergraduate degree in Special Education and her Master in Business Administration. She is a St. Louis native and lives in Chesterfield with her husband. The Beards have a son and daughter. Karen enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her son play lacrosse and her daughter perform in show choir and in musicals.