Phone: 706.310.1985


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education--University of Georgia Endorsement in Elementary Mathematics--University of Georgia M.S.Ed. in Elementary Reading and Math--Walden University

Kari Tanner

Hello! I am Kari Tanner and I am a fourth grade teacher at High Shoals Elementary.  I began teaching in 2008 after graduating from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). For five years, I taught fifth grade math and reading in Jackson, County. In 2013, after marrying my best friend and fellow teacher, Kyle Tanner, I moved to Oconee County. My husband and I are the proud parents of two precious little boys: Everett and Hayes.

I strongly value education and have a passion for helping all kids feel successful. I strive to make learning meaningful for my students! I feel blessed that I have the opportunity to work with such amazing young men and women on a daily basis at HSES.

“The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams.” --Eleanor Roosevelt