Mrs. Karen Rigsby

Phone: 770-382-3200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry AP Chemistry Certified

Mrs. Karen Rigsby

This will be my third year teaching, and I am so excited to share my love of all things science. I have a chemistry degree from Georgia Tech and worked as a professional chemist for over 20 years. I spent four years with the GBI State Crime Lab and sixteen years in private industry. During my industry career, I earned a patent, published numerous articles related to my field, worked with government agencies such as CDC and EPA, taught classes and managed a research and development group. I am excited to have made the transition into education. I had so many great teachers and mentors that helped shape my own education and career. I look forward to doing the same for my students. 

My husband and I live in Woodstock and have two sons. Our oldest is in his sophomore year at The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and our youngest is in 5th grade. We also have two rescue dogs.

I am very happy to be part of the Purple Hurricane family and am looking forward to sharing my experience and helping my students achieve their goals. 


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