Carrie’s passion is working alongside individuals with exceptional needs (and their families). Her professional focus has long been preparing students as they mature at the secondary education level and helping them make strides towards participating in life after high school in the most independent and fulfilling way possible. Equally important to her is helping people gain an understanding of how to best help individuals with disabilities as they transition into the community, participate in employment, community life, recreational activities, civic organizations, and programs such as Independence Place.
A mother of two, she and her husband have been married for 22 years. During this phase of life, Carrie enjoys Saturday morning cross country meets with her son, and spending time in Tuscaloosa with her daughter who is in school there.