South Kingstown Election Profile: Karen Humes

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI — Karen Humes is running for a seat on the South Kingstown School Committee. The 40-year-old Independent is a newcomer to elected office.

Humes holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Rhode Island and has worked as a physical education and health teacher at Cranston Public School for nearly two decades. Her husband, Jay, is the assistant building inspector for the town of South Kingstown. They have two sons, Jesse, 12, and Andrew, 9.

Why are you seeking elective office?

I am running for a position on the South Kingstown School Committee because I believe that educators are great leaders. Education has been my passion since before I became a teacher. I feel that education should be based and centered around students and their best interest. Being a teacher, working in schools, and working with students everyday gives me the knowledge and insight of

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