4TH GRADE ELAR TEACHER
I graduated from Floydada High School, Floydada, TX, in May 1975.
Attended Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX in 1987.
Graduated from Paris Junior College, Paris, TX, in May 2013.
Graduated with my teaching degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, in May 2015.
My degrees consist of:
Associates of Science in Education Paris Junior College
Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies Stephen F. Austin State University
ELAR Grades 4-8
Core Subjects EC-6th
This will be my first school year at Aaron Parker Elementary in Powderly. I will am teaching 4th grade Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies/Texas History. I love Texas!! I am looking forward to a fantastic year in 4th grade.
Even though I had just gotten my teaching degree, I came to the Stone Campus as a Para-professional; however, two years later I was offered the 6th Grade Fine Arts teaching position. I’m so thankful that I took the job. I loved every minute of teaching theatre and art to six grade students.
I am now on my seventh year of teaching in the North Lamar ISD, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Previously, I worked for Paris ISD, and they were good to me; however, it has long been my heart’s desire to work for the district where two of my children graduated. I was at the high school teaching Credit Recovery for half of the fifteen years that I taught in PISD. The other half, I taught at the Paris Alternative School. I enjoyed my time on both campuses, but at North Lamar I feel like I came home.
I began teaching at Stone Middle School in August of 2015. Teaching art and drama to six graders was a wonderful adventure, and I loved every minute of it. Six graders made my day so sweet and interesting. There was always something going on, such as, drama, who likes who, who stole someone’s boyfriend/girlfriend, one minute they couldn’t stand one another and the next they are best friends. They are hurt easily, and they forgive quickly. Sixth grade is a very unique group, and I will miss them very much, but I know that my next journey will be an even greater adventure. This fall, August of 2021, I will begin a new adventure at Aaron Parker Elementary teaching 4th grade ELAR and Texas History, two of my favorite subjects!!! #comegrowwithus
Hello, I am Karen Elliott, the 4th Grade ELAR/Social Studies teacher at Aaron Parker Elementary School.
In 1983 I married Jack Elliott, together, we have three grown children and five grandsons. Our two oldest grandsons, Ty and Blake are serving in the Army. Our three other grandsons, Austin, Aiden, and Lou, are still living at home, and going to school in Jenks, OK.
I grew up in West Texas in a little town called, Floydada, which is fifty miles northeast of Lubbock. Growing up, I participated in rodeos and the Floydada Riding Club. I loved to swim, play basketball, and ride my horse everywhere!! My family and I moved to Paris in March 1990. Our reason for moving here, was to find a place with more rain, and we found it! Paris is now considered home; however, Floydada will always be “my hometown.” Our school mascot was the Whirlwinds and the Whirlettes.
We have one pet, a Dalmatian, named Faith. She is our second Dalmatian to own; our first one, Hope, lived to be almost fifteen years old. Dalmatians are a very unique breed they have lots of energy, and they are extremely intelligent.
When I am not teaching I like to read, watch football and volleyball, cross stitch, draw, create crafts, spend time with family, play with our Dalmatian, Faith, and attend church.