Our Team


Karen Lane DeRosa, Franchise Owner and College Adviser

Karen Lane DeRosa brings proven experience in instruction, communications, and administration to the students and families of Class 101. Karen earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in communications from Boston University and her M.A. in communication from the University of Oklahoma. Karen has been a college instructor at various colleges including University of Oklahoma, Miami University, and Sinclair Community College. With a genuine interest in each student’s unique skills and goals, Karen’s passion for teaching and learning translates to every college planning meeting. She also ran a very successful communications consulting business, and she enjoys putting her creativity and editing skills to work for her students.


Tony DeRosa, Franchise Owner

As co-owner, Tony DeRosa brings his experience as a sales leader to overseeing our Class 101 Dayton OH South operations. With a B.A. from Boston University and a M.A. from Miami University, Tony started his first career with the United States Navy as an ROTC Midshipman. After serving as a Navy Flight Officer, his last active duty assignment was as the military history instructor for the Navy ROTC unit at Miami University. Since then, he has achieved an outstanding record in software sales and sales management. While Tony does not meet with students for routine college planning, he is a resource for students and parents who are interested in the service academies, ROTC, and business/sales majors.

Contact Info

Class 101 Dayton OH South
36 South Richards Run, Suite A
Springboro, OH 45066
Phone: (937) 705-5113
E-mail: kderosa@class101.com