Carrie Francis-Cabot, Executive Director
Born and raised in the foothills of the Kentucky Appalachians, Carrie’s parents spent a lot of time discussing (and fretting over) education. At an early age she was aware of the importance of a quality education. Attending public, private, and secular schools, Carrie finished high school in Asheville, NC, and began her journey north. After college she landed in Boston where she met her dyed-in-the-wool New Englander, Doug. Carrie’s first job was in finance at an Educational travel company and, for fun, she taught English part-time at Berlitz Institute. Both jobs fit well with her IR undergraduate degree and heightened her interest in education. While traveling in Peru, she found herself tutoring math in Spanish. Clarity! She decided to become a math teacher and returned to Boston, attained her teaching license through the MINT program, and was placed at Lawrence High School. Doug and Carrie moved from the Boston area to Salem after falling for an historic home in need of much love. Salem was the perfect fit and she began teaching at Salem High School while completing her Masters in Math Ed. at Boston University. She took a hiatus from teaching to spend more time with her two daughters, students at Carlton, and became more engaged in Salem and SEF. Carrie enjoys being an active community member and is treasurer of Parent’s United of Salem and on the Board of Advisors at the NSCDC. To the embarrassment of her daughters, she dances as much as possible, sometimes with students, sometimes without.