Teachers of TN: Karen Guinn

“The thing I love about my job is it doesn’t feel like a job at all. There’s nothing as rewarding as the smiles and hugs that greet me each day. Teaching math to second graders is my way to help them recognize there are different ways to solve any problem and you never give up until you have a solution. Math in my classroom is a time to discover, a time to realize even if the problem is wrong you haven’t failed because you tried. It’s all about the relationships and the working together that makes my job my way to contribute to encouraging each student to dream big dreams and work to make them comes true.”

—Karen Guinn, second grade math and science teacher, Unicoi County Schools