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My name is Mrs. Karen Watts. I teach 5th and 6th grade math. This is my 19th year of teaching. This is my third year at South Central School.
I graduated from East Tennessee State University with both my bachelor's and master's degree in Elementary Education. I have taught in Washington County my entire career. Before South Central, I taught 5th grade math and science at Jonesborough Middle School.
I was born in Fort Bragg, NC and raised an Army brat. Hooah! I have lived many places, but have called East Tennessee home since 1974. This summer, my husband and I moved to Jonesborough after having lived in Johnson City for the past 25 years.
My husband is retired from the VA Medical Center and is currently working part-time at a nursing home in Gray, TN. I have two grown children and two grandchildren.
My son, Brad, is married to Amanda and they are the sunshines of my life. Makenna is 4 years old and Jackson is 2. They keep their Mimi happy. My daughter, Erin, is a kindergarten teacher in Johnson City, which also makes me happy.