Hello! My name is Karen Barker. This is my 20th year teaching music. After working for eight years in Humboldt, I started teaching at Crockett County in 2009. I graduated from Union University with a Bachelors in Music Education. I also have a degree in Economics/Finance. Prior to beginning my teaching career, I worked for ten years at area businesses such as Lashlee-Rich and Pictsweet.
In a typical year, I work with our exciting and growing band program! We play at some football games, give two annual concerts, and march in the Strawberry Festival every year! I love teaching music to middle school students and watching them grow and mature musically during their years at CCMS.
To begin this unique school year, I will be traveling room to room teaching music appreciation. I am looking forward to meeting more students and exploring music together!