Karen R. Louis was appointed as a Trustee of the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library at the Nov. 1, 2017 Hamilton County Commissioners' meeting. She will serve a seven-year term ending Sept. 30, 2024. Louis currently serves as Chair of the Operations Committee and is a member of the Human Resources and Development Committees. Ms. Louis served as President of the Board in 2022.
A graduate of Roger Bacon High School, Louis received a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education, and Teaching from Lane College and earned two Master of Education degrees from Antioch University McGregor. Louis spent four years working as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher at Mt. Healthy Schools before moving to St. Bernard Elementary School, where she served as principal until stepping into the role as the K-6 ELA Curriculum Manager at Cincinnati Public Schools. Most recently, she is serving as the principal for the Lockland School District. Louis also volunteers for her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. She is a resident of Monfort Heights.