Hello Jaguars! My name is Karen Troost and I am the Library Media Specialist at Knightsville Elementary. I am so excited to help every student at KES develop a love of reading, books, and the library. My bachelor’s degree is in Music, Voice Performance from Furman University. I obtained my first master’s degree in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and I have been a Library Media Specialist in high schools and middle schools in Connecticut and South Carolina. I am passionate about creating a nurturing and welcoming environment that is the center, the heart of the school—where students want to visit often! My second master’s degree is in Music and Opera from The University of Hartford, The Hartt School of Music. When I’m not at KES, I can be found at home, or singing in Charleston.