Meet the Teacher

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Karen Billingsley

I have been teaching for over 30 years.  I started my life in the north, studying music in Rhode Island and New York as a student.  I continued at SUNY Potsdam, the Crane School of Music to get my Bachelor's in Music Education.  I continued at SUNY Buffalo with a Masters in Music Education.  I have taught Elementary Music, Middle School Band, Choir, Orchestra and General Music, High School Orchestra and Choir and have had a home string studio as well.  I taught in the states of New York and Kentucky before coming to Texas.  I have two children, three step-children and four grandsons.  My husband and I are both musicians and perform around the community and at our church.  You can catch me in the Symphony of the Hills, viola section section with other KISD teacher/musicians.  I am so happy to be a part of the KISD Orchestra staff!