Mrs. McKarns is a National Board Certified teacher. She teaches 8th-grade language arts on Team Zion. Mrs. McKarns is the 2020 Henry Ford Innovative Teacher Grand Prize winner and District 3's Teacher of the Year. She was a finalist for the Ohio Teacher of the Year for 2021. Mrs. McKarns is the newspaper and TV Crew advisor and serves as a Muse Machine advisor. She is a fan of Dayton history and takes students each year on an amazing Dayton history adventure.