Cara was very excited to join the LCDS faculty in 2020. She earned her Master’s degree in Integrative STEM Education K-12 from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from High Point University in North Carolina. Cara has experience teaching 2nd grade, 5th grade, and 6th-8th grade Math and Science. She uses personalized learning and project based learning pedagogy in her teaching. In her classroom, Cara facilitates a risk-friendly environment where students can explore their curiosities and learn 21st century skills. She loves experimenting with new technologies and learning about advancements in STEM Education. Cara is passionate about environmental conservation and sustainability, which she enjoys bringing in to her lessons. Having grown up in Washington DC, Cara is an avid Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals fan.  At home, Cara enjoys spending time with her Corgi, Tyrion, and her rabbit, Theodore. She enjoys traveling, hiking, ordering way too many things from Amazon.