Karin Tramm is the author of the 100 Days Smart, a memoir about her experiences as a kindergarten teacher at DoDEA Vicenza Elementary School, Caserma Ederle Army Base, Italy, during the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As an early childhood educator and military spouse, Karin has lived and taught around the world, including sixteen years in Vicenza, Italy, where her memoir takes place. She began her teaching career on Guam and, through Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), taught in the Philippines, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Karin’s travel articles and photography have been published in The Pacific Daily News, The Monterey County Herald, and Iceland Explorer magazine, among others. Her short stories “There’s a Cobra on the Slide” and “The Agriturismo Bolzano Vicentino” are included in the anthologies, Schooling with Uncle Sam, and Host Nation Hospitality, published by the Museum of the American Military Family.
Now retired from teaching, Karin lives with her husband, a retired US Navy commander and high school physics teacher, in Florida, USA.