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Karen Draper Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Accounting and Finance 1A, Avid-9A, Student Acad Achvmt Sem 11-12A, Survey of Business, Web Design A


 Santa Maria High School

AA - Allan Hancock College

BA - California State University, Northridge
        Business Education


Mrs. Draper brings 13 years of management experience in private industry to the classroom. It is through that experience that she provides realistic and meaningful projects, and expectations in her classes. Mrs. Draper has also taught at Santa Barbara Business College and Allan Hancock College.


Mrs. Draper is a Santa Maria Pioneer; she was born and raised in Santa Maria and attended local schools graduating from Santa Maria High School. She has her bachelors degree in Business Education graduating from California State University, Northridge.

Mrs. Draper met her husband while attending SMHS and she has two children that both graduated from SMHS. Mrs. Draper's daughter is currently an English teacher at Righetti High School.  Mrs. Draper's son is currently a civil engineer, her husband works in a local family owned agricultural business.

Mrs. Draper currently teaches AVID, Programming/Web Design, Accounting and Finance, Advanced Study-Business, Survey of Business, and SAAS (Student Academic Achievement Seminar).