LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Karen Carter

Position: CDCA Special Education Teacher
School: Spring Hill Elementary School
School District: Knox County Schools
City, State: Knoxville, TN

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Karen Carter was nominated by her colleague, Amy Plumlee.

Ms. Carter has all the attributes of a LifeChanger. She has been committed to Spring Hill Elementary for more than 20 years.  She has touched the lives of her students and families in the best possible light. Ms. Carter has been a leader in her school, mentoring many teachers and students both on school life and the special qualities of her very special students. She has educated so many people on diversity and acceptance of children.

Ms. Carter has also been a spiritual leader to so many at Spring Hill by praying with and for staff, families, children, and community. She builds character, not only in her students, but in staff members, as well.  Being a part of her class is something everyone wants because of the confidence and love she builds in each child.

"Karen is an outstanding person and educator, and she is truly a gift to Spring Hill Elementary.  Karen has changed so many lives," said Plumlee.


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Tommie Branscum Posted 2 days ago

Ms. Carter is always so patient and kind with both students and staff members. She is always looking for ways to enrich the lives of the students in her class and also students throughout the building as well. She is an integral part of the Spring Hill community and she is certainly a life changer to us every day.