Mrs. Carol Denton

Phone: 828-466-7068 ext. 209


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English M.A. in Elementary Education A.I.G. certification

Mrs. Carol Denton

I am happy to be teaching Language Arts and Social Studies to half of the fifth grade this year! I have taught at Lyle Creek Elementary since it opened and have taught all subjects to 5th and 6th graders.  Prior to Lyle Creek, I taught at Catawba Intermediate when the whole school was 6th grade.  Before that, I taught Title I Reading in Iredell-Statesville Schools.  My first official year teaching was in Brevard County, Florida with 36 sixth graders. I have a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Elementary Education. Each year, no matter what subject I was teaching, I have grown my classroom library because reading (and loving to read) helps in ALL subject areas. I look forward to lifelong readers blooming in my classes this year!

My husband Bill and I have been happily married for 26 years.  The summer of our 25th anniversary, we stayed at the Rain Forest Inn in Puerto Rico.  We hiked through the rain forest, ate local cuisine, toured the area, and sweated A LOT!  My husband is a Captain for the City of Hickory Fire Department. We have a 10 year old son, Nathan, that many of you and your children remember.  He is in fifth grade at Snow Creek this year because we moved very near there last October and he will be going to those feeder schools.  He is doing well and has made lots of new friends, but he misses the kiddos here and is formulating a plan to come back and visit everyone! 

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Season: Spring (Everything is GREEN!)

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Gardening, Entertaining, Cooking, Crafting, Playing Tennis, Fun Adventures With Family and Friends 

Favorite Animal: Dog (We hope to get one eventually!)

Favorite Vacation:  Rain Forest Inn in Puerto Rico

Favorite Foods:  Chocolate anything, Mofongo, Mangoes

Favorite Restaurants: El Paso, Geppeto's

Favorite Drinks: Coca Cola, Coffee, Chocolate anything

Favorite TV Shows:  Monk, Quantum Leap, X-Files, Emergency! (Oldies but goldies that make you laugh and think!)

Favorite Movies:  Burbs, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas