Phone: (704) 260-6600
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Karen Powell
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year . . . I am so excited to work with you this year. This is my 2nd 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 transititioned 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".
(Monday - Thursday)
1st Block - Applied Science / Biology
2nd Block - Planning
3rd Block - Occupational Prep. III / IV
4th Block - American History / Curriculum Assistance
(Friday - Asynchronous Day)
Teacher Office Hours:
12:25 - 2:15
Class Phone: (704) 260-6600 ext. 41646
REMIND: Please join my 2020-2021 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.
Student Email Access
Click Office 365 under Resources on our home page or go directly to portal.office.com bookmark this site!
Your username is your entire email address.
Example for Bart Simpson, 123456789
When logging into Office 365 at home, you will be asked for your password.
Your CANVAS login and password is your computer login.
Login is your first initial and last name with last 4 of your student ID number.
EXAMPLE: Login: firstname.lastname@example.org
Password is your student ID number.