After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Geography, Carolyn worked as a Cartographer in San Francisco before attending graduate school to follow her calling as an educator. She attended Holy Names University, where she received her Certification in Educational Therapy, and is ABT in a Masters of Education. She began her training as an Educational Therapist with an internship at Raskob Learning Institute and Day School in Oakland. One of the requirements for certification is a semester internship with a caseload of two students. This practitioner completed a year and a half internship with a full case load. In addition, she was trained at the clinic to administer evaluations, and spent two years working as part of a highly skilled evaluation team. Monthly professional In-services were provided for all clinicians. The decision to concentrate on a private practice in 1997 was, in part, due to the needs of a growing family. After 7 years in a full time practice, Carolyn’s training and experience led to a position as a part time Admissions Director at a private Special Education school, where Carolyn was responsible for screening applications and synthesizing all evaluations submitted as part of an admissions packet. Skills in case management were put to the test and finely tuned. Overall experience and expertise led to the offer of a position as the Executive Director of both the Clinic and School Programs. Parent coaching and training skills were used at length.
Carolyn now applies her training, skills and experience exclusively in private practice.
When she is not teaching Carolyn is an avid gardener and a frequent supporter of the many performances of her musical family. She maintains her lifelong passion for reading with weekly trips to her neighborhood library, and in the book club she has been a part of for 20 years. Carolyn has one son in college who lives and works in San Francisco.