Educator of the Week: Carolyn Harris

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Carolyn Harris teaching career began 41 years ago at Dickson Elementary School.  When they school closed she moved to Johnson Elementary and she’s been having a positive influence on first and 2nd graders ever since.

Harris is the 2nd-grade teacher at Johnson Elementary.  She teaches all subjects, including math, science, reading and language arts.

She says a lot has changed in her time teaching. mostly the demands placed on young students. She says her students never cease to amaze her as they meet those demands.

More than the classes she teaches, Harris says it’s the people she’s met and the bond that is created that has kept her love of teaching throughout the years.

“Remembering always that you’re not really teaching subjects, you’re teaching children.  The relationship that I have with them, the trust that I have with them and their family — that’s what makes a difference,” says Harris.

Congratulations to Carolyn Harris. She’s this week’s Educator of the Week.

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