In 2011-12, Ms. Carrie served Journey School as a specialist in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Yearbook, and Cyber Civics. Next year, she will lead the 8th grade class as their Main Class Teacher. She is extremely excited about what lies ahead:
“Over the course of the year, I have seen many strengths and talents in this particular group of students. It is my honor to be their Main Class Teacher for their culminating year at Journey. As 8th graders, my students will have the opportunity to unleash their great potential as scholars and leaders. I look forward to helping each one of them reach their personal best. I also look forward to getting to know each family and developing relationships that will make next year special and rewarding. I look forward to a fantastic year.”
Ms. Carrie brings an abundance of qualifications to the table. She has been an educator for approximately 20 years and has lots of experience motivating adolescents. She has particular experience with project-based learning and getting children to think in out-of-the-box ways.
Over the years, Ms. Carrie has trained many teachers at UCI and other educational centers. She possesses a Master’s Degree in Education and California Teaching Credentials in English and Mathematics from UCLA. She also has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and has served as a school principal for 5 years. Ms. Carrie’s passion for education began:
“When I was fortunate enough to attend a school in Hawaii called Hanahauoli, which means “joyous work.” School, for me, has always been a joyful, challenging, and exhilarating place. I have had the great fortune to work in very progressive environments for the last 17 years. Through all of my experiences, I have learned that my greatest joy comes from working directly with children. I have always seen learning as a journey, a winding path that guides and informs us as we develop our place in the world. I am excited that the path has led me to Journey School so I can share what I know with the 8th grade class and to learn from all of you as well.”
In her spare time Ms. Carrie loves spending time with her daughter, Meagan.