As a child Carrie was blessed with a Jewish Day School education where she formed her deep commitment to and love of Judaism and Jewish education. Carrie is an accomplished Jewish educator who earned her BA in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University. After graduation she earned her MA in Jewish Education from the University of Judaism. Carrie has worked as an editor for Torah Aura productions for three years where she also published various education works and as the Judaic Specialist at the JCC nursery school in Seattle, WA. She has worked as a consultant for the BJE in New York. Most recently Carrie has taught both Hebrew and Judaics for grades 3 – 8 at the Hillel Academy of Tampa. She is married to Rabbi Josh Hearshen, the Rabbi of Congregation Or V’Shalom, and is the proud mother of Ayelet and Galit.