Karen K. Schulz received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1984. She received a master's degree in teaching from Webster University in 1989. In 1996, she earned her gifted certification from Webster University. She currently teaches at Wildwood Middle School in the Rockwood School District. Schulz has been teaching middle school gifted education since 1993.
Over the years, Schulz has presented her forensic science curriculum at numerous gifted education conferences. In 2001, Schulz received the national Education's Unsung Hero Award from ING Northern Annuity for her work in developing a forensic science curriculum for her classroom. In the fall of 2005, she won a national competition sponsored by Olympus America and Tool Factory, for her continuing work with forensics in the classroom.
Schulz lives in Ballwin, MO, with her husband Jim, their daughter Taylor, and their son Matthew.