Dr. Karen Kelley, Pigeeon Forge High School

Teaching Excellence Award

Described by her principal and coworkers as an “exceptional classroom teacher and a leading member of the Social Studies Department” and “with a passion and dedication as a classroom teacher,” Karen has taught for more than twenty years. She participated in an ETHS grant program, Teach American History Grant teacher workshops and book studies, and is a force of support for the East Tennessee History Day competition, directed by ETHS.