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Karen Topham
Karen Topham, a writer, educator, theatre director, and LGBT advocate, was the nation’s first teacher to transition on the job successfully.

Here are a few things that Karen Topham will admit to being: writer, retired high school English teacher, drama director, forensics coach, reader, mom, wife, karaoke singer, Unitarian, liberal, quite possibly certifiable, daughter, sister, cat lover, not-so-secret slob, übermaster procrastinator, owner of the national debt (seems that way anyway), soccer fan, Chicago and Boston sports fan, avid consumer and critic of books, TV and film, and vocal supporter and advocate for the rights of LGBTQI+ people. You honestly don't want to know the things she won't admit to.

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