A graduate of Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University, Carol has taught high school English in both public and private schools in Tennessee and Virginia. Carol Wall’s articles and essays centering on family life have been popular features in publications such as Southern Living Magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than 20 years. An accomplished public speaker, Carol served as Writer-in-Residence for Roanoke County Schools, where high school audiences learned to look forward to her entertaining and engaging presentations. Beginning in 1973, with her first teaching job at East High School in Nashville, TN --- Oprah Winfrey’s alma mater --- Carol has been known for her ability to connect with listeners, sharing her passion for storytelling and eagerly reaching out to include even the most reluctant student. Whether she’s describing the culinary exploits of her husband --- a “binge cooker” --- or detailing the day her little beagle Rhudy was banished from an exclusive spa for dogs, she brings a trademark wit and liveliness to ordinary subjects.
Her professional life has unfolded against the backdrop of a busy household, where the Walls’ three children were joined by a teenage foster son and exchange students from Lithuania and Croatia.
Carol is active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization, which boasts 250,000 members worldwide and provides college scholarships for women. She sings second soprano in an eight-member women’s ensemble at her church.
She and her husband have three grown children,three beautiful granddaughtersand a grandson. They make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Carol has been battling Stage 4 breast cancer since 2008. MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING is her first book.