Carolan worked in the restaurant industry from the time she was in high school until 2008. For 17 years, she and her family owned a luncheonette in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania where she served as the manager, cook, and dishwasher at times. However, she felt a calling to be a positive, encouraging role model in children’s lives. Since she always loved school and learning, she started taking night courses at Kutztown University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in English in 2011. She returned to Kutztown to pursue her master’s degree in 2013, and earned her master’s and reading specialist certification in the summer of 2015. She was a substitute teacher in the Fleetwood, Oley and Kutztown school districts before joining our staff in 2016.
Of course, one of her favorite hobbies is reading. She also enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. Other pursuits include travel, movies, and planning fun events for her family.