My name is Cari Carlson. I am an Arizona native. I grew up in Tempe and Chandler. I graduated from Chandler High School. Then I went to ASU for both my bachelor and master's degree in education. Go Sun Devils!!
After I graduated from ASU I took off to fulfill my dream on traveling and living overseas. I backpacked through Europe for a couple of months. I met a wonderful Australian (I eventually married 2 years later). After Europe I came home and taught 4th grade in Kyrene for one year. Then I moved to Sydney, Australia for a year. I came back home in 2001 and married that Aussie. I accepted a teaching position in Tempe and taught 3rd grade for 10 years.
My husband and I were blessed with two amazing kids in 2011 through the miracle of adoption and we decided I'd stay home to raise them. They both attend San Tan Elementary in Higley. I have been teaching in Higley since 2016. I love this district and always look forward to the new adventures and experiences that await.