Carolyn Roth is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She first lived in Rappahannock County in the 1970s, and has maintained a connection ever since. She returned to make Rappahannock her home in 2015. Carolyn earned her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Virginia. During her early years in Rappahannock she was an elementary school teacher. She then moved into the world of gourmet cooking and worked as a professional chef for fifteen years. After her daughter was born in 1989, she spent several years as primary care giver then migrated back to her career in education. She retooled herself as a tutor and academic coach, with additional certifications focusing on reading and study skills, and ran a successful private practice in Montgomery, County, Maryland. In parallel to this, she has had a rich life as a mixed media, fabric and print artist, showing her work in many venues. On returning to Rappahannock she converted a large garage to a studio where she continues to create work in a variety of media and show each year on the Rappahannock Art Tour. She brings her considerable skills in childhood development to the Headwaters board.