Mrs. Karolyn Thelen

Phone: 972-843-6800


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of North Texas. Generalist EC-6 Special Ed. EC-12 Math and Science 4-8

Mrs. Karolyn Thelen

My name is Karolyn Thelen and I'm so excited to begin another amazing year with Community ISD! I am teaching 4th grade Science at McClendon Elementary. This year marks my 6th year in education and the fourth with the district. I previously taught fourth grade at Birdville ISD in northern Fort Worth. I believe that every student deserves the chance to receive a high-quality education in a safe, comfortable and fun environment. My goal is to inspire self-discovery and a passion for learning in every student. 

I am also a proud graduate of Community High School (class of 2008). My family moved out to the district when I began seventh grade and I enjoyed six awesome years as a Brave at Community Middle School (Edge) and Community High School. Once a Brave, Always a Brave!

I got married in December of 2016, and my husband and I are living in nearby Josephine, Tx. We have two dogs, a pit bull, and a miniature pinscher. When I'm not at school I enjoy camping, watching movies, and knitting.

My conference time is from 8:30-9:30 AM Monday - Thursday. The best way to contact me is through email and I normally respond at the end of my teaching day or during my conference.