A graduate of Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University, Carol has taught high school English in both public and private schools in Tennessee and Virginia. An accomplished public speaker, she has served as writer-in-residence for the county school system, where high school audiences have learned to look forward to her entertaining presentations. She is known for her ability to connect with listeners, sharing her passion for storytelling and eagerly reaching out to include even the most reluctant student.
Carol Wall’s first person essays and articles centering on family life have been popular features in publications such as SOUTHERN LIVING magazine and THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION for more than twenty years. Whether she’s describing the culinary exploits of her husband—a “binge cooker”—or detailing the day her little beagle Rhudy was banished from an exclusive spa for dogs, she brings a trademark wit and liveliness to ordinary subjects.
Her professional life has unfolded against the backdrop of a busy household where the Walls’ three children were joined by a teenage foster son and exchange students from Lithuania and Croatia.
Carol is active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization which boasts 250,000 members worldwide and provides college scholarships for women. She sings second soprano in a six-member women’s ensemble at her church.
She and her husband have three grown children and three beautiful granddaughters. They make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Carol Wall of Roanoke, Va., died on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at her home following a long illness. She was a beloved English teacher, mother and wife as well as an inspiration to many.
Awards and Special Recognition…
MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING
USA Today 10 Favorite Books of 2014