Carrie Francis Cabot, Executive DirectorBorn 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 with a friend she met while studying in Europe. Carrie’s first job was in finance at an educational travel company and, for fun, she taught English part-time at the 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. Carrie moved from the Boston area to Salem after falling for the city. 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 Salem Academy, and became more engaged in Salem and SEF. Carrie enjoys being an active community member and sits on many committees and boards. To the embarrassment of her daughters, she dances in public as much as possible, sometimes with students, sometimes without.