Phone: (704) 260-6600


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen Powell


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year . . . I am so excited about working with you this year. This is my 3rd year as the OCS EC Teacher here at Cox Mill High School. I started my career in the private sector in accounting and I became a career switcher and entered into the educational field in 2008. I worked with "at-risk" high school students from 2008-2016 helping them to stay in school, providing them with workplace readiness skills and paid internships (in/out) of school. In 2016 I transitioned into the classroom as a Special Education Teacher, becoming a NYC Teaching Fellow, and now I am in the NC R.A.L.C. program. I love using my business experience as well as my experience as a teacher to teach my students their core subjects and transition skills that they will be able to use now and after they graduate.

I have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Education, Specializing in Leadership in Higher Education. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, reading, fishing, DIY's and line dancing. One of my favorite quotes is: "Students don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care".



2022 Spring Schedule

( Non-Intervention Schedule )


1st Block (7:15 am - 8:50) - English II, III, IV

2nd Block (8:55 - 10:25) - Planning

3rd Block (10:30 - 12:40) - Civics / Employment Prep III Instruction

- A lunch: 10:25 - 10:49

- B lunch: 10:53 - 11:17

- C lunch: 11:21 - 11:45

- D lunch: 11:49 - 12:13

- E lunch: 12:16 - 12:40

4th Block - English I / Math I Part II



2021 Fall Schedule



1st Block - American History


2nd Block - Preparation I / Preparation IV

Preparation II Service / Career Training (Junior's offsite at worksites, effective 9/7/21)


3rd Block - Introduction to Math / Math Local Elective (Math Part 1)

Career Training (Junior's offsite at worksites, effective 9/7/21)


4th Block - Planning





Teacher Office Hours:

9:00 am - 10:25 am (Planning)



Class Phone: (704) 260-6600 ext. 41646

REMIND: Please join my 2021-2022 Remind. Remind is an app you can download onto your phone in order to receive messages from your teachers/case manager. Parents are encouraged to join as well.


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