Carrie Paulson is a teacher at Jefferson High School and has been for 18 years - longer than most of her students have been alive. She loves what she does, mostly because of her students, but back when she was in high school, she considered dropping out herself. Learn a little more about her below.
Name: Carrie Paulson
Where you went to college: CU Boulder Undergrad – Boston College grad school
Number of years working in education and where: 25 years – Derry, New Hampshire, and Denver area
Number of years at Jefferson: 18
Classes you teach at Jefferson: Everything English – currently AP Lit, College Comp, 11 English and 9 English
Favorite class to teach: AP Literature
Best thing about Jefferson: The kids!
When I’m not at Jefferson, you’ll find me: With my Bernese Mountain Dog, Sebastian.
Favorite movie: Can’t think of one favorite
Hobbies: Hiking with my dogs and husband, skiing, traveling
If you weren’t a teacher, you’d...own a dog shelter.
Favorite place you’ve ever traveled: New Zealand
My students would be surprised to learn: I thought about dropping out my junior year in high school.
Three words to describe the students at Jefferson: Resilient, humble, accepting
Three words to describe yourself: Dedicated, compassionate, kind
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