Karmen Harden is a certified Computer Science 8-12 AP and IB trained educator with teaching and guidance experience for: AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, IB SL and HL Computer Science, and Computer Science 1-3. She currently teaches at Plano East High School and is committed to seeing her students grow in their understanding of computer science, career preparation and in life.

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Karmen began her exploration in computer science from a very early age of 8 years old and continued on through Cass Technical High School. She went on to earn a BS in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University and an MS in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University. Prior to teach, her corporate experience includes roles with Ford Motor Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Motorola, and Compuware Corporation.

Along with teaching, she provide real estate services and am active in the community with One Community Church, Jack & Jill of America, and Imagine International Academy of North Texas. Her #1 role is being mommy to two wonderful daughters. In her limited spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, dancing and reading.