Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.Education (Emphasis in English)-University of Missouri MLIS-University of Alabama I am certified to teach English (7-12 grade) and I am also certified as a Librarian (PreK-12). Member of 2020 Newbery Committee.
Mrs. Karen Scott
I was born in Wisconsin, grew up in St. Louis, MO, but have spent the last 28 years here in Alabama. The South has truly become my home!
I attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where I earned my bachelor's degree in Education. I went on to earn my Masters in Library Science from the University of Alabama.
Besides my love of reading, I also love hiking, camping, and coaching. I coach cross county and track at the middle school. Building relationships with athletes is the best part of that job!
I am married and we have two sons. Our oldest lives in New York City and our youngest lives in West Virginia.
We also have three rescue dogs who keep us busy.
Summers are spent traveling and reading. We have camped in 15 national parks and our adventures have taken us to 48 states and 18 countries.
I have been working at Thompson Middle for 14 years. This year begins my 21st year in education. All of those years have been spent in the library. I have the best job in the world and I can't even imagine doing anything else!