Reagan County Elementary School is proud to announce the 2022 Teacher of the Year, our amazing music teacher, Mrs. Karen Dorsey.
Mrs. Dorsey started sharing her love of music long before she started teaching at Reagan County Elementary School.
In 2000 her friend Molly Garner, piano player and current elementary librarian, asked her to help with the Children’s Choir at First United Methodist Church.
That was the beginning of realizing her true purpose in life.
She served as the FUMC Children’s Choir and Vacation Bible School Music Director at her church from 2000-2010.
Mrs. Dorsey went on to become the youth leader for junior high students at her church with musical performances from 2012 through 2015.
She then continued sharing her love of music by teaching private music lessons in voice, guitar, piano and harmonica for several years.
Mrs. Dorsey began teaching music at RCES in October of 2019 and was quickly nominated for Teacher of the Month by her co-workers.
When asked who had an impact on her becoming a music teacher she stated “I was inspired by watching Mrs. Monzingo teach for so many years with her expertise and love for her students,” Mrs. Dorsey said. “Mrs. Monzingo was and is a continued mentor and person I look up to for her success in the music department at RCES.”
Mrs. Dorsey is wonderfully supported by her husband of 30 years, Ronnie Dorsey.
She has one amazingly talented and intelligent daughter, Katie Dorsey MEd. BCBA.
During her free time Mrs. Dorsey can be found on our walking trail here in Big Lake listening to music, or any good walking trail for that matter.
She equally enjoys a nice, peaceful kayak ride.
“I love being outdoors and in God’s beautiful gift to us,” Mrs. Dorsey said.
She also values spending time with her family.
“I am so incredibly blessed with the best family ever,” Mrs. Dorsey said. “I am surrounded by the most supportive administrators, staff, aides, custodians, teachers, and best students around. Each have allowed me to grow, learn and have given me grace as I do so. I love you each and every one!”
You are a blessing to all that get to work with you whether as a student, parent, or co-worker.
Congratulations to the 2022 Reagan County Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Karen Dorsey!