Carrie is passionate about the intersection of education funding and student experience. Having started her career as an early education teacher, Carrie most recently spent seven and a half years as a senior leader at the New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the country. In her time serving 1.1 million students, Carrie launched six new Citywide initiatives, managed a $2.7B budget, resolved a federal Title I complaint totaling $750M, and restructured eight offices.
As Chief Operating Officer and then Acting Deputy Chancellor of the Division of School Planning and Development, Carrie led many efforts related to federal funding and crisis management. She worked with State, Federal, and private school officials to reach a resolution regarding Title I funding and services for low-income students in NYC private schools. She also spearheaded emergency efforts as part of the City’s COVID-19 response team, coordinating special services across City agencies and databases for over 100,000 medically vulnerable students while leading her division through a severe fiscal crisis and overseeing many efforts to ensure a safe and healthy reopening plan for schools. Additionally, Carrie worked with local and State officials to equitably distribute CARES Act funding and develop spending strategies.
Carrie also held many senior positions within NYC’s Special Education department where she was consistently called upon to advise the First Deputy Mayor and other City officials on strategic investments and programs for 250,000 students with disabilities. She wrote New York's Special Education Standard Operating Procedures manual, successfully launched multiple citywide initiatives to support families, and worked with the United Federation for Teachers to create a new IEP Teacher position. Carrie also developed a new instructional field support model for 1,600 schools and developed an integrated data system between Universal PreK and special education services.
Carrie received her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon.