Cawly CarrErin FlathersNathan GeerKent GrellingMegan JansonTaylor Jordan
Cawley_Carr

Cawley Carr supports the speech/language and learning needs of the students. As part of Carey’s Student Support Team, Cawley acts as a resource for teacher and parent education. Cawley works in the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade classrooms to support the students’ oral language development, language processing, and early literacy skills. Also, Cawley works closely with the teachers of grades 2-5 to support the students’ verbal and auditory processing skills, executive functioning, and receptive/expressive language development as it affects reading and writing. Additionally, Cawley helps conduct teacher inservice days and parent education workshops. Cawley is a current board member of the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Cawley has specialized experience serving children of all ages and has extensive background in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating children’s specific speech/language and learning needs. Cawley is trained in many oral-motor and speech facilitation methods as well as many multisensory and learning approaches. She has worked in school, hospital, home, and private-practice settings. She currently has a private practice in Palo Alto.

Erin_Flathers

Erin Flathers is excited to be the teaching assistant in the fourth grade classrooms at Carey. Erin is originally from eastern Oregon. She graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a degree in art history and a minor in Spanish. Before coming to Carey, Erin spent two years as an AmeriCorps member working in the Minneapolis Public Schools. During this time, Erin discovered her passion for teaching while leading after-school enrichment classes and tutoring elementary and middle school students in language arts and math. She is currently working toward her multiple-subject teaching credential through the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute. Erin lives in Mountain View and looks forward to hiking and biking in the beautiful state parks of California. In her free time, Erin loves reading, swimming, and making bead jewelry.

Nathan_Geer

Nathan Geer is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native who is delighted to be on the West Coast. He follows after his mother and grandmother, both teachers, and enjoys every moment in the classroom watching students grow as learners and into young, thoughtful citizens. Nathan received his master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Mary Washington. His teaching career began in Fairfax County Public Schools in McLean, Virginia, where he taught third grade at Churchill Road Elementary. While there, he was nominated by his colleagues and principal for Fairfax County First-Year Teacher of the Year. He still looks back fondly on his experiences with his students and fellow teachers. In 2010, Nathan moved back to his hometown of Pittsburgh, and taught fourth grade at Fairview Elementary School in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Business Times ranked his fourth grade team #1 in Western Pennsylvania all three years of his tenure. Nathan also took on various leadership roles including heading up his school’s, Habitat for Humanity Charity Drive. In his free time, Nathan enjoys watching sports, participating in recreational sports leagues, and walking his dog, Wally.

Kent_Grelling

Psychologist Kent Grelling is consulting at The Carey School two mornings a week. He works with teachers, parents, and, to a lesser degree, directly with students, to address concerns about students’ social and emotional well-being. Kent also has an extensive background in evaluating children’s learning styles and is working closely with the school to make sure the needs of all learners are addressed. Kent comes to Carey from Orinda, California, where he has a private practice focused on children, adolescents, and young adults. He has previously worked at the Bentley School in Oakland and before that was the ADHD and Autism “champion” in the child psychiatry department at Kaiser Union City. He led a university-based, multi-disciplinary developmental clinic in south Florida where he specialized in the evaluation and support of children under five years of age. In his free time, Kent is an avid runner and road biker, participating in triathlons and several half-marathons in the last couple years. His wife is also a psychologist and they have a 14-year-old son.

Megan_Janson

Megan Janson is a kindergarten teacher covering Sarah Das’s maternity leave. She graduated from Colgate University in 2007 where she majored in education. Megan received her master’s degree in early childhood education from Lesley University in 2008. Before Carey, Megan was at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she taught pre-kindergarten for four years. At Shady Hill she participated in many professional development opportunities, including attending the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference in 2012, traveling to Tanzania in 2011, and developing the school’s social emotional learning curriculum in 2011. This past summer she taught English at The American School in Switzerland. Megan played lacrosse at Colgate and now enjoys coaching children of all ages. In her free time she enjoys being outside and exploring the Bay Area.

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Taylor Jordan was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and moved to Pennsylvania to attend Bucknell University. She graduated with a degree in elementary education and her Pennsylvania teaching credential. Taylor then went on to teach pre-kindergarten and coach high school crew at The Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching at Carey, Taylor attends the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute teacher credential program through University of the Pacific. In her spare time, Taylor likes to be active and outdoors. She loves exploring San Francisco and the surrounding areas by going on runs, bike rides, and long walks through the city.