Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in English and Communications from UNC-Charlotte NC Certifications: Elementary Education (K-6) Middle Grades English/Language Arts (6-9) Middle Grades Social Studies (6-9)
Ms. Carolyn Valentine
Ms. Valentine grew up in Concord. She went to the old Concord Middle School and graduated from Concord High School in 1997. She was a music major at Appalachian State University before transferring to UNC-Charlotte to study Elementary Education with a concentration in English and Communications. During the summer of 2000, she lived in Brisbane, Australia and taught in the public schools.
She started her teaching career by teaching 4th grade at New Salem Elementary (Marshville, NC) in January of 2002. In 2004, Ms. Valentine began teaching 7th grade ELA at East Union Middle School. She started teaching English/Language Arts and Social Studies at Hickory Ridge Middle in 2016. During her time at East Union and Hickory Ridge Middle, she taught ELA and Social Studies in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. In 2019, Ms. Valentine became the ELA/SS Instructional Coach at Concord Middle.
Ms. Valentine loves reading, music, and sports (especially Duke Basketball!!).