Our Faculty

Our Upper School teachers blend a passion for teaching with disciplinary expertise and a genuine compassion and affection for the young adults who are their students. Upper School students largely view their teachers as subject experts and mentors rather than authoritarian figures, a view that makes the ultimate transition to college much smoother.

80% of our Upper School teachers hold advanced degrees in addition to the baccalaureate degree, and almost half of those teachers hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of study.

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Karna Ivory

Faculty Information
Location(s) Randolph Campus, Upper School
Title(s) Assistant Director of College Counseling
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Degree(s) B.A. International Relations, University of Minnesota
M.A. Environmental Studies, Antioch University-Seattle
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Karna Ivory joined SPA in 2013 after serving at The Bush School, in Seattle, where she was a College Counselor for three years in addition to teaching Biology and Health to upper school students. Karna also designed and led experiential learning programs at Bush emphasizing discovery, real tasks with real responsibilities, camaraderie and risk-taking. Prior to her years at Bush, she worked as an education consultant and researcher for environmental action groups serving countries in Southeast Asia.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in International Relations, Karna holds an MA in Environmental Studies from Antioch University.
1150 Goodrich Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
Main school line: 651-698-2451
Goodrich front desk: 651-696-1560 
Goodrich attendance line: 651-696-1414
1712 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
Main school line: 651-698-2451
Randolph attendance line: 651-696-1410
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