Karen Hermann

Education Multimedia Producer

Karen loves telling stories and meeting new people, and gets to do both as producer of ETV’s education program Carolina Classrooms. She travels the state with ETV’s award-winning videographers, visiting schools and talking with educators, parents, and students.

Karen’s first job in TV was at WHAM in Rochester, NY, operating studio cameras, editing, creating graphics, and directing number-one rated live local newscasts and specials. She escaped the ice and snow and moved to South Carolina in 2007. She has created still and motion graphics for ETV productions such as Festival, The Governor’s Carolighting, and The African American History Calendar. She also works with an instructional designer to create videos and graphics for online training courses for local state agencies and first responders.

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    Carolina Classrooms, Jan 19: Workforce Development

    Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our planned program on Workforce Development has been delayed. Instead, on January 19, 2023, we will air a repeat program, People First – Special Education Programs in South Carolina. This program will explore special education...
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    Carolina Classrooms Nov. 2022: Health and Wellness

    In conversations about safety, school officials discuss how to keep threats outside the building and how to plan for weather emergencies. There is also a focus on what's happening inside the building. School climate is a measure of how welcome students and staff feel in the...
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    RCSD Therapy K9 Leona

    Leona, a six-month-old Goldendoodle, will be working as a therapy dog with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. “Her job is basically going to be emotional support,” says Investigator Summer Pearrow. “As a therapy dog, we can use her with victims, we can take her to...
  • Kershaw County STEM Class

    At Lugoff-Elgin Middle School in the Kershaw County School District, STEM teacher Tracy Elmore's students are building battle bots and preparing for a competition. Elmore is the 2022 Learning Blade National Educator of the Year, and she was the 2020 SC STEM Educator of the...
  • School Bus Safety

    When do you need to stop for a school bus? Sgt. Matt Southern, State School Bus Safety Coordinator for the Department of Public Safety explains that on a two-lane road, all motorists must stop for a stopped school bus. It's different on a multi-lane road. Sgt. Southern says...
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    Carolina Classrooms: School Safety

    Tune in October 13, 2022, for a Carolina Classrooms episode that will explore the topic of school safety. The show will air live Thursday, October 13, at 7:30 pm on two of our channels: ETVHD and SC Channel. You can also stream the program live at https://www.scetv.org/watch...