Phone: 571-434-3200


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.of Education Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky B.A. of Education Curriculum and Instruction Social Studies Education from the University of Kentucky

Karen Painter

The Potomac Falls Mission Statement:  At Potomac Falls, we value building relationships, working hard, and making connections to ensure students are life, college, and career ready.

I look forward to an exciting school year teaching ancient history in Intro to AP World History/Geography and World History/Geography I classes.  The 2023/2024 school year is my 17th year at Potomac Falls.  I was born and raised in Kentucky and hold the title of Colonel in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. 


A Day                                                                                   B Day

Block 1:   Planning                                                              Block 5:  Intro to AP World History - Room 209

Block 2:  World History I - Room 221                               Block 6:  Study Hall - Auditorium, Section B

Block 3:  Intro to AP World History - Room 221             Block 7: Planning

Block 4:  Intro to AP World History - Room 221             Block 8:  World History I - Room 221

                                                                Advisory: Room 201

Supplies:  it is recommended that students have a folder or binder to keep the paper copy of assignments (such as maps) and study guides; this does not need to be a dedicated folder specific to this class, but rather a way to keep the occasional papers organized.  Classes will be using color pencils to complete mapping assignments and there are class sets of color pencils available for student use. However, students may bring their own.

Assignments including quizzes and tests are posted in Phoenix and Schoology.  

All class information and materials are located on the course Schoology page, accessible through LCPS Go LCPS Go Login Page

 In addition to the guidelines in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities handbook and other school policies, students are expected to demonstrate respect, academic responsibility, and honesty.

Potomac Falls promotes a school culture of personal responsibility and respectful habits.  We feel these skills/ethics will benefit all students in all environments (family, work, school, career).  We expect students to develop and maintain life and workplace readiness habits by arriving on time to school and classes, remaining in school for their full day, and maximizing effort and productivity in the classroom.

As members of the PFHS community, we are responsible for upholding and contributing to an atmosphere of respect, truthfulness, and integrity. Our Honor Code states, On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test, quiz, assignment, lab, or any other student-generated work.”

We embrace responsible use of technology that provides deeper, more authentic, and more personalized learning experiences.  Electronic devices, such as smart phones, laptops and tablets enhance, not replace, teaching and learning.  When using technology in the classroom, students are expected to follow the teacher’s expectations and directions.  We expect all Panthers to be ReadyResponsible and Respectful with their personal use of technology while at school and to be aware of its impact on self and others.


Last Modified on August 18, 2023