Carol possess a BS Degree in Business, Marketing, and Psychology, and after 15 years with IBM decided to enter into the education field at the secondary level.
As a Business and Special Educator for 20 years, Carol initiated innovative teaching strategies and interventions related to specialized content for core academics, business, and transition. She is able to differentiate instruction for grades 9-12, designed alternate means of assessments, and modified classwork assignments into exceptional and meaningful lessons. Carol holds a MAT in Business and Special Education.
As an ACRE Employment Specialist, Carol’s created the “Vocational Transition Program” (VTP) at Toll Gate High School in Warwick. Carol solely designed the VTP to provide off-site job opportunities and adaptive daily living skills that meet the diverse needs of students. She worked tirelessly to design and implement an original transition program which provide students with the skill set that allows them to be independent, community participants, and workers. Carol possesses an exceptional ability to communicate and connect with the 18-21 adult transition students which translates into an environment of learning and respect.
Carol has 35+ years experience with horses and understands their nature and sensitivity towards human interaction. She perceives the horse’s uncanny ability to unveil when we are being authentic and in the moment.
As an E3A Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator, Carol is able to harness her expertise from the business and education fields to create and tailor individual equine learning programs to meet the unique needs of her participants that range from corporate teams, developing youth, and students and adults with special needs. In addition, Carol’s training in Personal Development and Wellness enhances her equine program with sessions offered in yoga, wisdom circles, and communication activities for young yet to be married couples.