CHS Teacher of the Month for August: Karen Appelbaum


The teacher for the month of August was Ms. Karen Appelbaum. Indian Lore Staff sat down with Ms. Appelbaum to find out more about her. Ms. Appelbaum grew up in Peekskill, NY, before moving to Georgia in 1993. She married Dr. Jeff Appelbaum in 1991 and moved to Chattooga County in 1997. They have two children, Max and Brooke. Max is a student at the University of Georgia and Brooke is a student at Berry College. She also said she had “too many cats!” But we love them.

Ms. Appelbaum attended Binghamton University, State University of NY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and English Language and German Literature and Language. She holds an MA in English Literature. She
attended the University of Alabama to graduate from Education Specialist in Secondary Education in English.

Her teaching career began at Chattahoochee Technical College in 1996. She then taught as an assistant professor at Floyd College and Northwestern Technical College. From 2004-2008, Ms. Appelbaum taught full-time for Northwestern Technical College dual enrollment at Lakeview / Fort Oglethorpe High School and Lafayette High School. In the spring of 2010, Ms. Appelbaum joined the faculty here in Chattooga. She says, “I love my Chattooga family!” She started teaching dual enrollment courses here in 2013.

Asked about her hobbies, she said, “Does scoring matter? She has been teaching swimming since 1988 and still enjoys swimming. She loves travelling. She loved traveling to Europe with CHS students and currently enjoys visiting the many
caves in the tri-state region. Ms. Appelbaum loves a good book!

Via: Indian tradition



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