Welcome to 3rd Grade! My name is Karen Sams and I have been a teacher for 17 years. I love helping students learn, grow and feel loved every day in my classroom and consider teaching my calling and passion. I grew up in Louisiana, went to college in Oklahoma, but consider Weatherford,Texas home. I received my Bachelor's degree from Southern Nazarene University and my Master's degree from The University of Oklahoma. In 2019, I was named the Crockett Elementary Teacher of the Year, WISD Teacher of the Year, Region 11 Teacher of the Year and was most recently named the 2020 Texas Teacher of the Year. It is such an honor to represent teachers across our state in the National Teacher of the Year Program.
I am passionate about public education and have taught many grade levels over the years including K-5 Music, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade (which is my favorite grade of all!). I love having fun while learning and try to incorporate technology in my classroom whenever I can. I want my students to grow up to be kind, compassionate and successful while also learning problem solving and critical thinking skills. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time cooking, crafting and camping in our RV with my husband, Eric, our boys, Wyatt (10) and Levi (5), and our dog, Fancy. We are going to have a great year in 3rd Grade at Crockett Elementary! Go Roos!