I moved to Georgia after college to begin my teaching career. I have been teaching in the public school system for the past 14 years. I graduated from the Jacksonville State University in Alabama with my undergraduate degree and my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also attended Piedmont College where I earned my Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught the first 13 years of my career in Paulding County where I taught 1st grade for 6 years, the Early Intervention Program (EIP) for a year and 6 years teaching Kindergarten.
I have been married for 12 years and have two daughters. My oldest daughter will be in fifth grade and my youngest daughter will be in third grade.
I have lived in Powder Springs for 6 years. I am extremely excited to be closer to home to begin my 14th year of teaching teaching in Cobb County at Kemp Elementary!
My name is Karen Enfinger. I have been married to my husband Jim for 35 years. We raised three smart, beautiful daughters, Jamie, April and Rachel. We have two fantastic son-in-laws and two granddaughters that have our hearts.
I have been working for Cobb County school district for twenty five years. I worked as a substitute teacher for grades kindergarten through fifth four of those years. I’ve since worked as a kindergarten paraprofessional, most of those years here at Kemp.
I am a graduate of Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a minor in early childhood education. I feel so fortunate to work with children. I love the looks on their faces when they “get” something for the first time. I love that children are like little sponges and are so eager to learn most anything you put in front of them. I believe that the first formal years of your child’s education should be as positive as possible, and I will help do whatever I can to make it a great year.
I’m so excited to work with Mrs. Elkins, and I know between the both of us we can help your child reach his/her highest potential in a safe loving environment. Thank you for sharing your children with us!