Hello students and family members! My name is Carol Guthrie and this is my 16th year teaching - my 4th year at Taylor High School. I'm in the Career and Technical Education Department and teach Career Preparation I and II, Employability Skills, and Professional Communication.
I am passionate about my subject matter and love the fact that the content is specifically geared to prepare students for the real world. My goal for Career Prep and Employability Skills is for students to have at least two post-high school plans, and for Professional Communication students to explore career and job opportunities for their future.
A little about me . . . I graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a BS in Home Economics Education with vocational certification. After college, I worked for the Texas Department of Agriculture as a marketing specialist and home economist for 9 years. Then, I worked at the Texas Education Agency in Child Nutrition Programs as a marketing specialist for 9 years. It was when my oldest daughter had a less-than-favorable experience in 2nd grade that I was inspired to use my degree and be a teacher! I wanted to get in the classroom to be an encourager and help students reach their full potential.
I taught Family and Consumer Sciences for 6 years at Hutto Middle School before moving to Hutto High School for 6 years. I retired and worked for the Williamson County Extension office for 2 years before I came back to teaching in Taylor. I love the students and staff at Taylor High School and especially love the rich history and tradition in this school and community.
I've been married for almost 31 years to my husband, Garry, who owns and operates Guthrie Cleaner's in Hutto and Taylor. He has two sons, and we have two daughters and 6 grandchildren. I enjoy bike riding, birdwatching, camping, and the beach (Mexico is my favorite)!
0 Hour: Career Preparation
1st Period: Employability Skills
2nd Period: Employability Skills
3rd Period: Career Preparation I & II
4th Period: Conference
5th Period: Career Preparation I & II
6th Period: Site Visits
7th Period: Professional Communication
8th Period: Off