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Karen  Stone
CTAE - Culinary Arts
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Lanier County High School Class of 1973

Georgia Military College- Associates in Science and General Studies 

Georgia Southern University- Bachelor of Science in Education

Cambridge College- Masters in Education 


1973-1976 Farmed

1977-1978 Sampson's Restaurant Waitress

1979-1982 Manager Holiday Market

1983-1988 Harvey's Supermarket 

1989-1991 Thriftway Front End Manager

1991-1994 Daycare Owner

1995-1999- Michaels Arts and Craft Framing Manager

1999-2001 Georgia Southern University File Clerk

2001-2002 Family & Consumer Science Teacher Brooks County & 2001-2007 Short Order Cook WWW Truckstop Stockton

2002-2005 Prostart Culinary Teacher Brooks County

2005-2019 Culinary Arts Teacher & 2015-2019 WBL & YAP Coordinator



Karen Stone graduated Lanier County High in 1973, married her high school sweetheart John in June 1973. They have three children, daughter Angela, son John David and daughter Barbara (BB). They have five granddaughters Lindsay 19, Shelby 19, Taylor 18, Jessie 11 and Josie 4, one grandson John Michael 14.

Karen graduated from Georgia Military College in May 1999 Magna Cum Laude with an Associate in Science degree. Next she attended Georgia Southern University graduating Cum Laude with Bachelors in Science Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences Education. Karen taught at Brooks County High from August 2001 to May 2005. In June 2005 she attended Cambridge College in Boston graduating Magnum Cum Laude in May 2006 with a Master’s in Education. She started work at Echols County High in August 2005.

Karen is Serve Safe Certified and a proctor for the Serve Safe Test. She trained with Art Institute Culinary School out of New York and received her culinary endorsement in 2013. She worked six months at the Bistro in Valdosta and was a part time short order cook for the Double WW in Stockton for 6 years. She is the Culinary Arts teacher at Echols County High where students train in The Riverside Café learning lifelong skills. Karen is also the WBL (Work Based Learning) and YAP coordinator, and the FCCLA (Family Career & Community leaders of America) advisor.