Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education (K-6) English/Language Arts (6-9) Social Studies (6-9) Google Certified Educator - Level 2

Ms. Carolyn Valentine

I have lived in Concord for most of my life. I went to Concord High School, and during that time I had the opportunity to travel to England, Ireland, and Mexico. After graduating from CHS in 1997, I 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, I lived in Brisbane, Australia. While there, I taught in the public schools and worked with youth programs. Several years ago, I also had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic. I worked with a group out of S.C., to build an orphanage near Bani, Dominican Republic.

I started teaching 4th grade at New Salem Elementary (Marshville, NC) in January of 2002. In 2004, I transferred to East Union and began teaching 7th grade ELA. At that time, I began working on my Master's Degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Phoenix. During my time at East Union, I taught grades 6, 7, and 8. 

I love to read, listen to music, and am a big sports fan (GO DUKE!). I am excited to come back home and be a part of the CMS family! Go Miners!