Carly George

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Carly George

Nayely Banuelos, Author

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Carol “Carly” George began teaching at SFHS in the fall of 2018. She is a co-teacher for world history and U.S history classes. Ms. George has been teaching for 13 years. She is originally from Stuttgart, Ark.

Ms. George states, “I always loved working with kids,” which encouraged her to become a teacher. She didn’t plan on being a co-teacher for history, she says, adding, “But I did always want to help children problem-solve and help with relationships.”

“I love teaching and I love seeing that ‘aha’ moment with students…. I think I have found my niche working with high school students. I feel as though I can communicate better with them and I feel as though I am making a difference.”

Ms. George was in the U.S. Army active duty for three years as a diesel mechanic, beginning when she was 23 years old. She was the first of five women to ever go through sniper training (only two of them graduated), but she did not continue after training.

She then joined the Army National Guard in Oklahoma and the Army National Guard in Arkansas as a computer specialist. During her active duty she was deployed to Kuwait for ten months. She served a total of eight years, from November 1993 to August  2001. (She was not called back after the Sept. 11 attacks because she had already served eight years.)

“I used my GI Bill to obtain my degree,” she explained.

She graduated from the University of Arkansas, where she earned abachelor’s degree in early childhood preK-4th and a master’s degree in regular education with a special education emphasis.

Outside of teaching, Ms. George enjoys military related hobbies, such as working with displaced veterans, playing Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus to less fortunate children, participating in Toys for Tots, handing out food boxes in Taos, and volunteering at the shelters for the holidays.

 The Georges have six children and three grandchildren. Her husband has served in the U.S. Army for 25 years. Their youngest son is also in the Army. She says that when her husband retires, they plan to move back to Arkansas to be near their grandchildren.

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