Carly has a deep love of mathematics that started at an early age. Math was always a favorite subject in elementary and middle school. In high school, she had a few amazing math teachers who sparked an interest in teaching. Although she entered college as a physical therapy major, she changed to a mathematics major before the end of her first semester. She sees mathematics applications everywhere she looks–while chopping carrots, tending to an aquarium, or figuring out how long to cook a turkey at Thanksgiving.
Carly attended Boise State University and then transferred to Portland State University where she majored in mathematics and minored in Business Administration. While living in Portland, she was a member of various scooter (Vespa) clubs and developed her love of all things DIY. When she finished with her bachelors degree, she decided she was not done learning and pursued a master’s degree in mathematics.
Carly has dedicated 17 years to teaching– in Portland at Portland State University and Portland Community College, in Dallas at Jesuit School of Dallas, and in Odessa at UTPB STEM Academy. Currently, she is in her third year at Trinity School of Midland. Carly enjoys baking, sewing, woodworking, and lifting weights. She is married to Dr. Justin Vollet, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UTPB. They have a son, Colin who also attends Trinity.
As an educator, Carly finds the most gratifying aspect of teaching at Trinity School is the relationships that naturally develop with and between students. The small school and class sizes allow for more time for students to share their interests and participate in a variety of activities. The nurturing environment helps fulfill our mission to enrich the mind, strengthen the body, enliven the soul, and inspire servant leadership.