Hello! My name is Kim Carnell and I love children and teaching! Laurel Park is a great place to be. I am originally from South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) but have lived in 2 other states before landing in North Carolina. This will be my 27th year teaching. I taught kindergarten and 1st grade in SC, and 2nd grade in NC. I have 19 years' experience as a 2nd grade teacher. I love it! It’s my favorite grade. During those years, I was fortunate enough to stay home with my own children for 10 years.
My husband, Joel and I have 4 children between us. They are all grown. Three are in NC and one is in New York.
I love traveling, live music, shopping and spending time with family and friends. Many weekends, you will find me, at the coast, boating with my husband. We love any body of water! I consider myself optimistic and I insteal that in my students. Our classroom is a happy, fun place with lots of laughter.