Behavior Support Specialist
With roots in behavioral Music Therapy from The Florida State University, Carey has utilized the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis as a Music Therapist (1996-2009), as a Special Educator (2009-2016), and now in the sweet spot of her career as a Behavior Support Specialist (2016-present). In 2004, Carey developed a music therapy program for students with autism at The Shafallah Center in Doha, Qatar, and has been passionate about utilizing ABA to enhance the quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum ever since.
Carey is a dedicated single mom, is a “Marching Band Parent”, and spends her free time with her three teenage children, and the family Goldendoodle, Finn. Carey loves hiking/camping, nutrition, yoga, and plays music as a singer-songwriter and fiddle player in Cincinnati’s vibrant local music scene.
Carey has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati (2015), acquired her post-graduate certification in Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders from Northern Kentucky University (2011), and has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from The Florida State University (1996), with an emphasis on Viola and Voice. During her Undergraduate degree, Carey was awarded numerous talent scholarships for music and served on the Florida State School of Music Board of Advisors to the Dean. Carey is currently pursuing her BCBA certification.
Master of Education