Phone: 256.851.4550


Degrees and Certifications:

A.S. General Education, Snead State (1995) B.A. Special Education (Hearing Impaired and Secondary English Add-on), Jacksonville State University (1998) M.S. Liberal Arts (English), University of Alabama in Huntsville (2007) M.Ed. School Counseling, University of West Alabama (2023)

Ms. Olivia Karr

Career Experience: Madison City Schools (Discovery Middle School- 7 years and RISE Academy- 8 years), Meridianville Middle School

2023 Classes: 7th ELA Regular/Honors, Color Guard sponsor

Hello! I'm Ms. Karr, and this is my 17th year of teaching ELA! It still feels like I just walked into my first classroom a few years ago. I've worked with children in some form since I was fifteen years old. My first job was at a daycare. I became a children's pastor at the age of 19 where I grew the program to have over 100 children and often sponsored outreaches of over 500 kids. I left children's ministry when I became a full-time teacher and moved to Huntsville with my son, Canaan. He is now grown, and I am an empty nester. I enjoy NASCAR, Alabama football, trivia, and anything that involves music (live bands, music bingo, etc.). I can't function without coffee, so my morning students know to make sure I've had my first cup, and my afternoon students know it has been a day when I have a cup in the afternoon. I look forward to a great year of learning and growing!