Carrie has a passion for teaching and takes great joy in her students asking thought-provoking questions, experiencing “light bulb” moments with difficult concepts, and discovering truth while exploring the beauty of God’s creation around them. While they conduct rock and mineral identification tests on unknown specimens, build a seismometer out of household items, model weathering with sugar cubes and chalk or research a mountain range and build a hand-crafted model, her students not only master important scientific concepts, they also learn to appreciate how character affects the life of a scholar.
Born and raised in the charming New England town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Carrie was homeschooled from grades four to twelve. She went on to study elementary education at Liberty University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in general studies and a teacher certification. Her first teaching position was with a classical Christian school in Bedford, Virginia, where she taught first grade for seven years. Carrie went on to serve in ministry and teach English as a foreign language for ten years in Bandung, Indonesia. She returned to the United States in 2016 and taught fourth grade at a classical Christian school in Naperville, Illinois, before making a final move back to New Hampshire in the summer of 2020.
Carrie loves traveling, learning about other cultures, reading, rockhounding, looking at the stars and taking leisurely walks down by the lake.