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
I began teaching at Stone Middle School in August of 2015. 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 love every minute of teaching theatre and art to six grade students.
I am now on my sixth 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 hearts 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’m home.
Hello, I am Karen Elliott, the 6th Grade Fine Arts teacher at Frank Stone Middle 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.
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, create crafts, spend time with family, play with our Dalmatian, Faith, and attend church.