“I truly believe that each child is capable of learning and I am eager to create a classroom of development and growth. I want each of my students to know they are loved and valued. Every individual has something only they can provide, and I do my best every day to help each child reach their full potential.“
Why Teaching? —It actually just kind of fell into my lap. I always wanted to be an orthodontist, but when I was in college, I got a feeling that I should do something else. I ended up taking some education classes and loved them!
Curriculum highlight —Our second grade Liberty Day Celebration was tons of fun this year! The students had miniature US flags, learned the lyrics to God Bless America, and had a parade around a few 5th grade classrooms and threw candy to the older students. They memorized The Preamble (complete with actions 😉) and performed it for 5th grade students as well. Mr. Cornell lent us some of his flags and the students learned about how the US flag has changed many times over the years. The students then created a watercolor design of their own US flag. It was so much fun!
Hobbies – Hiking, fishing, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family. I also love landscape photography and sunsets. If I can get a good picture on a hike, it’s a great day!
Family – I was married in September and we’re expecting a little boy at the end of August!
What brought you to AHS? – A previous co-worker of mine had families in her ward who attended and worked at AHS. She only had wonderful things to say about it, so I decided to check it out!
What is unique about AHS for you? —I love that the focus of AHS is all about our Savior. Being able to go to prayer meeting each morning with other staff members gives me a moment to think about what’s really important and gives me time to pause and have some self-reflection. It has changed my life for the better. Listening to my students pray daily has helped soften my heart and appreciate my students more each day. They’re the best!
Carly began teaching children in a classroom setting in April of 2012. Her first teaching job was in a combined 5th/6th grade classroom of 14 students at a residential treatment center. She enjoyed working with these students both in and outside of the classroom with activities such as skiing and hiking during their recreational therapy outings. She later taught 2nd grade at American Preparatory Academy where she learned to implement direct instruction and discovered the joy of teaching younger children. She has spent the past three years in an administrative role coaching and training instructional staff and teachers which has helped her learn and grow both professionally and personally. She is thrilled to be back in the classroom at American Heritage working with students on a daily basis. “I truly believe that each child is capable of learning and I am eager to create a classroom of development and growth. I want each of my students to know they are loved and valued. Every individual has something only they can provide, and I do my best every day to help each child reach their full potential.” When she is not teaching, she loves being outdoors, fishing, hiking, laughing, and spending time with friends and family members.