Phone: 252-560-0380


Degrees and Certifications:

AAS Degree in Marketing/Business BS Degree in Early Childhood Education K-6 Elementary Education License

Mrs. Karen Rouse

Hello Everyone!

My name is Karen Rouse. I am a 2nd Grade Teacher at B.F. Grady. I am married with three grown children as well as a daughter-in-law and a soon-to-be son-in-law. I also have a sweet miniature dachshund, Nellie. Each of my grown children attended BFG, so this school is near and dear to my heart. This is my 4th year teaching 2nd grade. Prior to teaching at BFG,  I was the Director of Woodland Preschool and Childcare for nearly 14 years and I worked with the Division of Social Services for nearly 10 years.  I received an AAS degree in Marketing/Business from Lenoir Community College and a BS degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Mount Olive. I currently have a K-6 Elementary Education License.   

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work at BF Grady.  I have enjoyed getting to know my students over the past three years. I love to see previous students in the hallway and see how much they have grown each and every year. I anticipate having another awesome group of students in the 2023/2024 school year. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 252-560-0380 or at