A native of North Carolina, Carlene has now been living in Colorado since 1993! She first became connected with ARE as a parent, with all three of her children attending ARE in elementary school! She began her work as our Library Media Clerk in 2003. Before that she spent three years working as a substitute teacher in our district, mostly at ARE! Carlene's favorite part about ARE is that she gets to help and interact with ALL the students in the library! Her favorite way to spend time outside of school involves anything with her family, from movies at home or at the theater, to enjoying music at concerts ,going to Rockies games, and traveling! Of course she has a great love for reading as well! Her favorite children's book is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane! One fun fact about Carlene is that she grew up with German as a second language!
Favorite color: purple or corral
Favorite food: seafood, pasta, and cheesecake
Advice to students: You are special and unique because you are the only YOU! Always try your best and never compare yourself to others!