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Mrs. Karen Connors

Hello!  I am Karen Connors and this is my 20th year of teaching for Harnett County Schools.  This is my third year at Overhills Elementary and I am loving it.  The staff and students are so wonderful!  
    I am a native of North Carolina, born in Fayetteville.  I lived there for my first 11 years before moving to Harnett County to begin my 6th grade year.  I graduated from Western Harnett in 1986!  It took me a little while to get back to school so I dabbled in some odd jobs I really enjoyed.  I worked at Bojangels for 7 years starting as a cashier in high school and working my way through management.  I worked at a video store and a florist which both were lots of fun.  I even went to trade school to become a manacurist!  But my husband and my parents wanted my dreams to come true so they sent me to Campbell University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science of K-6 Elementary Education in 1999.  I am also AIG certified.  I have since taught 6th grade Science for 6 years and this is my 14th year in 5th grade.  
    I am married to Rick and we have a son, Ricky, who is a graduate of  Methodist University in Fayetteville.  We also have a wonderful little dog named Downey.  
    In my free time I LOVE to read!  I probably enjoy the fantasy books the most but a few of my favorite areTangerineThe AlchemistThe RoarHouse of the Scorpion, Jane Eyre, The Book Thief, the Land, and Schooled.  I love lots of books but those are the ones I make really excited sounds about before I pick them up.