Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Karen Hammonds
Mrs Hammonds began her teaching career in May of 1999. After one year as a 7th grade science teacher at Etowah Middle School, she moved to Etowah High School, where she has remained to this day. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology teaching in 1999 from Jacksonville State University, her master's in biology education in 2005 from the University of Alabama and her EdS in TESOL from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2021. Mrs Hammonds is married to Todd Hammonds. They have five children and six grandchildren. They also have four dogs, four cats, a guinea pig, four grandpuppies and two grandkitties. She enjoys being with family and friends, camping and anything outdoors. Mrs Hammonds also enjoys coaching Crossfit at Brute Fitness Crossfit, where she has coached since 2013. She currently has a Level 2 certificate in Crossfit.