Carolyn's country roots began on the family farm on the 10th line of the old Nottawasaga Township. Carolyn's passion fills her classroom, home, and church life.
Her storytelling in the classroom for over 30 years has extended to speaking engagements and workshops for all ages. Carolyn enjoys hiking and exploring antique shops across Ontario.
Beeton Teacher Pens NovelSimcoe.com Online Paper•Read Article
2014 Schomberg FairVoice of the Farmer, June 2014•Read Article
Literary Workshop Inspires Writers to Live their DreamsThe Sachem Glanbrook Gazette, Nov 2014•Read Article
Rooted on the FarmFarm View, May 2017•Read Article
Rooted on the Farm in AutumnFarm View in Autumn, November 2017•Read Article
Long live the farmers and their manure pilesFarm View, December 2017•Read Article
- Youngest of 5 children
- Grew up on a beef farm
- Participated in both beef & homemaking 4-H
- Attended Duntroon Public School and Collingwood Collegiate Institute
- Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
- Bibi and the Bull by Carol Vaage & Georgia Graham
- Big Sarah's Little Boots by Paulette Bourgeois & Brenda Clark
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault, & Lois Ehlert
- Champion Jr. Showman at Great Northern Exhibition
- Winning Best 4-H Book at 4-H Achievement Day Banquet
- AECEO Toronto Service Pin Award Service Pin presented to Carolyn in 1994 by previous winner, children's entertainer, Markus. (www.markusmusic.com)
- Alianz National Excellence Award for Teachers (NEAT) Presented to Carolyn in 2004 by Don Willard, Executive Director, Allianz Educational Foundation
- Mrs. Daisy McLeod, Grade 3 - a very kind teacher. A fond memory is her use of magnetic stars and apples on the blackboard.
- Mr. Fog - high school English
- All the CCI gym teachers