B.A. in Radio, Television and Film, Northwestern University; M.A. in Elementary Education, Pace University; Ed.M. in Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. After graduating in 2001, Carey began teaching as a third grade teacher and Teach for America Corps Member. Carey then taught fourth grade for four years and spent one year as a Mentor Teacher and third through eighth grade Media Arts instructor. While teaching, she served in several additional roles, such as a coordinator of school improvement task forces and Teacher Representative on the Board of Trustees. Currently, Carey is entering her second year as the Lower School Academic Director at Explore Charter School in Flatbush, Brooklyn. She oversees teachers and students in the kindergarten through fourth grade.