Math with a C = Challenging, Courageous, Compassionate, CONNECTED
Carolyn has a gift for nurturing the math challenged and math capable – and everyone in between.
Math Facts? Sure – but we’re after an understanding rooted deeper than rote memorization. At University Cooperative School, mathematics spring from a familiarity with the way the world is counted and divided in everyday life.
From origami to invented board games to Mine Craft self-portraits to multiplication table music videos, Carolyn finds inventive ways to soak up math concepts at the level of joyful instinct – from which they then emerge in support of further learning.
At University Cooperative School, Carolyn values the ability to tailor her approach to the needs and talents of each student.
Teachers have the freedom to do what we feel is right for kids, whether that be the way we teach a topic, what we teach when, or making the call to go outside when that really is the best thing for our kids.
Carolyn’s passion for teaching began sometime in the summer between 8th and 9th grade when she was recruited by her mom to help teach summer school at 7:30 in the mornings. She ended up volunteering in a Pre-K classroom and fell in love with it.
Carolyn is a world traveler, with family rooted in Hawaii and Malaysia. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Chris, and her cat, Thomas. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys watching TV game shows (it’s on her bucket list to be on one), roller-blading, reading, cross-stitch, folding origami, baking, playing clarinet, and running.
She once ran a marathon, and recently placed 2nd in her division in her first 10K race!