Carrie Green Shows that the Grass is Greener in her Classroom
January 26, 2022
Fair Grove Middle School English teacher Carrie Green creates a positive impact on her students, helping them learn to express themselves through writing and creating a positive classroom environment.
Green coaches middle school girls basketball and is an assistant coach for the high school girls basketball team. She also sponsors Fair Grove’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS): an organization across the country for excellent, community oriented middle school students. Green teaches English Language Arts to 6th and 7th grade students.
One of Green’s past students, Savannah Ipock (10), shared that Green always allowed students to be imaginative. “My favorite thing about her teaching was that she would let us write freely everyday and be creative,” Ipock recalled. Ipock said that she also loves the atmosphere Green brings to Fair Grove. “It was always very relaxing,” she remembered, “and the perfect environment for students to write.”
Green has been teaching at Fair Grove for 10 years. She expressed, “I like the family atmosphere at Fair Grove, but the students are what make the school special.”
Green has been known to leave a positive impact on several student’s lives. Ipock described, “I love how she can become close with all different types of students and how she always encourages her students to be creative.” Ipock added, “Mrs. Green has helped me become a better writer by teaching me how to keep a story going and adding creativity into my writing.”
Outside of the classroom Green enjoys reading and being with her family. She also enjoys watching TV shows and sports.
When Green was in high school, she went to state three times and won two state championships for basketball. Green was also on her high school dance team. She added, “In college, my team made it to the Sweet 16 one year.” The Sweet 16 is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition where teams go up against each other to be one of the last 16 teams left. Green is one of Southern Baptist University’s (SBU) most decorated female basketball players and was a two-time All American player.
Green is a mother of three daughters and says that her favorite thing about being a mother is, “Watching my kids do things that make them happy and bring them joy,” and seeing her children be successful with what they do.
Green has been teaching for 14 years. She said, “I have always loved the school environment because it feels like a big family, I love seeing my students and athletes find success.” Green also says she loves watching students do things that make them proud and happy.