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Mrs. Carol Walsh
Hi, my name is Carol Walsh. I am a Special Education English Teacher here at OCCHS. I will be teaching English 1, 2, and 4 this year with a Directed Studies class as well.
About Me: I was born and raised in Obion County, attended Troy Elementary School for grades 1 through 8, attended OCCHS all 4 years and graduated from OCCHS. From there I attended Union University in Jackson and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Elementary Education. My first teaching job was at Calvary Baptist Academy in Union City. I taught grades 5 & 6 for 2 years; then grades 3 & 4 along with Math for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. When Calvary Baptist Academy closed, I moved to Fort Worth, Texas to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary seeking a degree in children's work within the church. It was there I met and married Mr. Walsh. When he finished his doctorate degree, we began our journey of several pastorates of churches from Texas to Vancouver, Canada to Tennessee back to Texas and now back to Tennessee where he pastors a church in Obion where we live.
Since moving back to Obion County, I have obtained this teaching position here at OCCHS which required further education for a Special Education Endorsement; therefore, in the last 2-1/2 years, I have completed the required classes, taken the required Praxis Exams; and am presently submitting my application to add this endorsement to my Tennessee Teacher's License.
We have 4 children: Katie (Jared) Mawhorter from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada with 3 of our grandchildren--Anna, Timothy, and Elizabeth; Ben (Jade) Walsh from Martin, Tennessee with 2 of our grandchildren--Amelia and Atlas; Erica (Logan) Davis from Tacoma, Washington on Joint Base Lewis McChord soon to be transferring to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas: and Bethany Walsh from Obion, Tennessee anticipating graduating University of Tennessee at Martin in December, 2020 with a Bachelor of Art in Art Education.
I am looking forward to a "normal" year, but we all know that "normal" is only a setting on the dryer. But we are "OC Strong" and resilient. We shall Persevere!!!