Phone: 703-434-4560


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed., ATP

Mrs. Karen Dietrich

I am Karen Dietrich, and I am happy to be the Special Education Dean at Forest Grove.

I am a California girl and completed my undergraduate degree at U.C. Davis in Davis, California. I was awarded my general education and special education teaching certificates at San Francisco State University. I also hold two Master's degrees, both from George Mason University. The first is in Instructional Technology and the second in Educational Leadership. 

I am a Navy wife, but I have been in Loudoun County for seventeen years. Before I was a Dean, I worked as a part of the Assistive Technology Team, providing technology and other support to teachers and students in ten to twelve schools each year. I have been in education for almost thirty years, working as a general education and special education teacher and as an assistive technology specialist.  My goal is to help every student succeed!

In my free time I am a mother to three and a grandmother to four, with one more on the way this year.  I love spending time with my family, cooking meals, playing games and being together.  I love to walk my dogs, workout, and ride my Harley. Yes, I have a motorcycle. 😊

I look forward to getting to know all of you and working together with you to help our students grow.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I love to collaborate!


In service with you,

Karen Dietrich