Grades 5-9 Language Arts Teacher
Caroline earned her BSc (Honours) Psychology degree from The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK in 2006. Originally from Scotland, she began her career in 2003 as Policy Officer with the Scottish Government Education Department where she supported the development of the new Scottish Curriculum, The Curriculum of Excellence, and the work of the child and parent reading campaign, Read Together. From 2004 through 2010, she served as Program Manager of the Scottish Book Trust Bookbug where she developed and managed a $1.6 million national literacy program, mentoring dedicated professionals who supported parents to read regularly with their children. After leaving Bookbug in safe hands, Caroline returned to doing what she loves most, working directly with children as a storyteller and teaching assistant in two of Scotland's most prestigious private schools. After her move to Houston in 2015, Caroline completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Houston and her Texas Educator Certification. She most recently taught in Cy-Fair ISD. Caroline believes in a holistic approach to education and teaching, weaving her experiences as a parent and educator with her psychology background. She has a strong background in language arts and believes in the positive impact access to books and reading can have on a child’s life. By creating a classroom environment where education is inspiring and interesting, Caroline's aim for her students is that they too become self-motivated, lifelong learners. In addition to her passion for teaching, books, reading, and writing, Caroline loves animals and spending time in the natural environment gardening, biking, and hiking. She is a keen cook and is enthusiastic about her plant-based lifestyle she shares through volunteering as a mentor in her spare time. Caroline has one son, Sean, a B.A. History Major from the University of British Columbia who currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She shares her home with husband John and their two fur babies, Lily and Chip.