Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen A Compton, MS


2022-2023 marks my 13th year in Plano ISD at Plano East Senior High School and my 19th year teaching overall.  I have taught in 5 different school districts / systems in 2 different states (Texas and Georgia).  I have taught all levels of Chemistry (OnLevel, Honors / Advanced, AP, IB SL and IB HL) as well as Physical Science / IPC, Biology and TAKS Science.  I, obviously, *LOVE* teaching AP and IB Chemistry, which is what I get the pleasure to do at Plano East!!

I'm looking forward to an awesome school year as we all learn and grow!


If you ever have any questions or concerns: 
Students, please come talk to me or send me an email.
Parents, please send me an email.

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    *Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder

    *Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University

    *Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University



    Physical Science, grades 8-12

    Dance, grades 6-12


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    AP Chemistry

    IB Chemistry HL

    IB Chemistry SL

  • Class Schedule:

    0 hour - 1st period:  AP Chemistry

    2nd:  IB Chemistry SL

    3rd:  IB Chemistry HL

    *A lunch*

    4th - 5th period:  AP Chemistry

    6th period:  conference

    7th period:  off



    Tutorial Schedule: 

    7:15 - 7:55am:     Monday - Friday

    7th period:     Monday, Wednesday and Thursday;  Tuesday, Friday by appointment*

    after school:     Wednesday and Thursday;  Monday, Tuesday, Friday by appointment*


    *by appointment = before making plans to attend tutorials during this time, check with Mrs Compton that she will be here – she probably will be;  letting her know that you plan to attend tutorials during this time helps to ensure that she is available / looking for you