Phone: 803-476-4654


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., University of South Carolina Masters in Teaching, University of South Carolina Elementary Education Certification

Mrs. Collins


Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! 


I am Karen Collins and I am very excited to welcome my new group of second graders.  This will be my 18th year at LMES, and I cannot think of a better place to be.  I received both my bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina.  My husband Greg and I have two daughters, Katie and Abby.  Katie is a nurse and Abby is a third grade teacher.  I am an animal lover, and have two Yorkie Poo "fur babies," Sophie and Charley.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time on the lake, and in the fall we enjoy USC football.


I am looking forward to meeting both my students and parents very soon and know that we are going to have an amazing year together.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at any time during the year.  My goal as an educator is to work alongside you in order to give your child the best possible learning experience.  


See you soon!