Supported Learning Instructor
Location: Albert Hall 217
What I Find Rewarding About D&E:
I enjoy my job immensely because of the satisfaction of helping a student find his/her way through college life. Education involves academic skills, independent skills, social skills and emotional skills. Although some students may struggle to achieve their degrees, I hope to help all students find their way onto a path of “thoughtful engagement in the world,” as D&E’s mission states. That process is exciting to be a part of.
Working closely with students in The Naylor Learning Center, Carol provides individualized instruction and support to students in the Supported Learning Program and coordinates accommodations for students in the Disability Services Program. She monitors, evaluates and reports on student progress and serves as an advocate for students with professors, staff and service providers.
- M.S. Counselor Education, Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md.
- B.A. Elementary Education with Math Concentration, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Throughout her more than 24 years in education, Carol has worked as a middle school teacher, middle and high school guidance counselor and supported learning instructor. During her time as a guidance counselor, Carol worked specifically with special education students. Her experience as a teacher and counselor helped prepare her for working with students on a one-on-one basis who are trying to achieve their goal of a college degree, giving her the patience to listen to students and help them work through issues that surface in their lives.
In 2013, Carol attended the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Conference titled "Challenging and Changing Disability Perspectives." AHEAD is an organization that focuses on meeting the higher education needs of persons with disabilities.
Carol is a volunteer for Animal Friends of Barbour Count, a no-kill shelter in rural West Virginia, and enjoys spending time on her farm.