Wayne County High School Teacher Carrie Walters was selected last spring to serve on the
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner’s Teacher Advisory Council (TAC). She has been
serving on the council since then by attending meetings in Frankfort and sharing feedback from the
community and the teachers.
Walters has been teaching 11 years, with experience not only at the local high school, but also
has taught school in California and Indiana. In addition, she has experience in education sales and
marketing, as well as financial services and banking. Her diverse list of accomplishments includes
coaching a U.S. Swim Team while living in California to having served as a Cross Country coach at Wayne
County Schools. At Monticello Independent, she served as the homebound director for grades K-12. In
recent years, the Wayne County High School graduate has been the Credit Recovery teacher, as well as
monitoring high school students enrolled in dual credit classes through colleges like Somerset
Community College and Western Kentucky University.
So, during her career, she has gone from teaching students with textbooks to being computer
savvy using online digital curriculum to educate young people. She helps students transition in and out
of classes by using Odysseyware software to bring them up to speed in various courses so they do not
fall behind. Students sometimes temporarily get behind because of a homebound situation or have been
homeschooled perhaps and missed information in a particular area. So, she has a passion for helping
students through her Credit Recovery classes so they can graduate on time with their classmates.
Since she is an advocate for rural students, she can provide the Commissioner of Education of
Kentucky with valuable front line experience and input, along with other educators from schools across
the Commonwealth. The Teacher Advisory Council is made up of active, serving teachers with a heart
for students. Membership to this council is on a three-year rotation to allow increased voice from a
diverse group of leaders.
Walters’ participation in this group is a credit and benefit to Wayne County Schools, as well as
the state. She meets quarterly with the group gaining information on upcoming educational
opportunities that benefit students and families.
Wayne County High School Credit Recovery/Dual Credit Teacher Carrie Walters
Carrie Walters assisting a student in the credit recovery class on Odysseyware