Hello everyone and Welcome! My name is Laccarna Carson, and I am excited to fill you in on who I am!
I have a big family! There are now 7 of us since we adopted Raymond into our family. The Carson children range in age from 22 to 11 with boys being the majority. My husband is Nakia, and my children are as follows: Nakia Jr. is 22, Raymond is 21, Khiyona is 20, and Saul and Noel are 11. In my spare time (not really) I do way too much laundry so that all my people won't be naked.
After serving this country as a US Marine, my husband and I relocated to this area and began attending college. I am a 2007 graduate of Mars Hill University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts. This difficult feat accomplished by traveling back and forth to Mars Hill, while raising two young children, working a full-time job, and being pregnant with twins in my last year. So I know first hand that determination can transcend circumstance.
My initial employment for the county was at East McDowell Middle School, where I taught 9th and 7th grade Social Studies. I enjoyed my time there, and I miss the team of professionals I worked with for six years. I then transferred to McDowell Early College where I have been teaching a class called "Seminar" for the past five years. Seminar class is unique to Early College because it is designed to equip students with tools necessary to be a successful college student and citizen once they graduate. I help students understand the requirement of them as adults in college, career, and life.
I stay swamped here at McDowell Early College, but there is no other place I’d rather be. I sponsor several student-initiated clubs at MEC including, the International club whose mission is to promote cultural awareness at MEC and battle stereotypes facing our students. I am also Yearbook Adviser, which I did not know would be so tricky when I accepted the task. My other duties include assisting with the annual Variety Show, planning the yearly 10th grade trip to DC, and coordinating Recruitment efforts for Early College.
These are only small pieces of the “Connie Carson” puzzle. Some additional tidbits to know about me are that my family is extremely important to me. Everything I do, I do for them. I love God, and He loves me! You can often find me deep in thought, so please forgive me if I don't hear you the first time you speak to me. I love Art and am quite an Artist when I have time. I also love to sing, dance, cook and feed people, read historical fiction, laugh hysterically (my best quality), listen to amazing music and people, observe people because they are funny and interesting, garden (food and flowers) and create "wonders" from seemingly useless stuff.
I hope this gives you a better idea of who I am but if there is something else you’d like to know, just ask me and I will tell you.