Carrie is the founding executive director of the Parent Power Project, a reform organization working to close the achievement gap in upstate New York by increasing parent engagement and expanding educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.
A self-described "reform convert," she began her career in education in 1994 as an advocate for New York State's community college system, representing both the college presidents and boards of trustees.
She later served on the administration of the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music and the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
In 2007, Carrie joined the administration of the former Nazareth Schools, an independent K-12 Catholic school system with a long tradition of excellence in the city of Rochester.
It was as a parent leader in the Rochester City School District
became concerned about inequities within the public school system and the limited opportunities for meaningful community participation to address these systemic problems.
In 2006 she co-founded the Rochester Fund for Educational Accountability, a volunteer organization of professionals who provided pro bono advocacy and policy guidance for Rochester's low-income families encountering barriers to their participation.
In 2012, Governor Cuomo appointed her
to the New York State Education Reform Commission
In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of the School Choice Coalition, the National School Choice Week Coalition, the Rochester Student Lobbyist Association and the New York Campaign for Achievement Now.
Carrie is a former member of the Democrat and Chronicle's Board of Contributors and frequent contributor of articles on education reform.
She has a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Albany.