When you meet someone very special, who touches your heart deeply, you are very blessed. You will learn, laugh, and cry together. You will feel like you have known each other forever…and I believe at a soul level, you have. When I met Carol Tucker a few years ago, a deep bond was formed.

She loved the season of autumn, especially when she was at Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Carol always decorated for Halloween, welcomed trick-or-treaters, filling her home with the smells of apple cider, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon. Preparing and serving a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends was always brought a smile.

In memory of Carol Tucker, Oct. 27, 1950-Oct19, .2021
Two words describe Carol Tucker: educator, advocate.
   She taught those children with a variety of learning disabilities. Using her intelligence and creativity she designed lesson plans designed to help, educate, encourage, and inspire. 
   As the co-founder and director of the Princeton House Charter School, she was an important leader in providing the best education for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
   Her role as a mother was always teaching her four children with unconditional love how to live to their fullest potential.
   Carol did not let her diagnosis of ovarian cancer slow her down. She advocated for women to know about this lesser known cancer, designed a newsletter, volunteered for every event, provided support to others by listening to those newly diagnosed, and giving them hugs, encouragement, and love.

Her book, Learning About Autism: One Mother’s Journey of Love and Acceptance, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book distributors. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH.

20 thoughts on “A TRIBUTE TO CAROL…

  1. I’m so sorry you lost your friend, Karen.
    Carol sounds like an amazing person and an inspiration to others. It’s wonderful her legacy lives on with the book.
    I’m sure she would be honored by your tribute to her.


  2. I was sad to learn of Carol’s passing on Instagram. I got to know her through your book and felt the loss, but know how close you were to her and her family and immediately thought of you. This is a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman, Karen. Xo


  3. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. My heartfelt prayers go to you, Karen, and Carol’s family and friends.


  4. I learned of Carol’s passing yesterday and immediately thought of you, Karen. I’m so very sorry for you and all her loved ones. Through your book and the Fresh Ink interview, I came to deeply appreciate her. What a beautiful soul. Thank you for posting this lovely tribute and God bless you, my friend. 💗


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