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Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Karen Reynolds of Little River ES!

Posted On: Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Celebrating at “Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration” are, from left to right, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, Little River Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Karen Reynolds and Principal Karen Carl.

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Little River Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Karen Reynolds!

Every day is different in Karen Reynolds’ classroom at Little River Elementary School, and not just because she’s taught curious kindergartners, and now first-graders, for 25 years.

It’s different because Ms. Reynolds puts so much creativity and care in her lessons and classroom.  When Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower came to visit to announce her selection as one of CCSD’s Teacher of the Year four finalists, it had been transformed into a campsite, where children peeked out of a reading tent wearing plaid flannel shirts matching their teacher’s own.

Principal Karen Carl said she wishes her children had experienced a year in Ms. Reynolds’ class.  

“Her classroom is like magic, and she is the magician,” Ms. Carl said of Ms. Reynolds, who earned her education degree at the University of Tennessee and is a two-time Teacher of the Year.

The parents of her students agree: “She has a way,” one shared, “of making school the best place to be, and her classroom one big circle of learning and friendship.  That’s the Mrs. Reynolds magic.” 

In her own words: “My greatest accomplishments lie in the relationships I have built with my students.  While my students are only with me a short time, they leave my classroom knowing they are loved and special.  They are my students for life.”

Special thanks to our "Legacy Makers" Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton!

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