Carey Goldstein worked as both a middle and upper school counselor for 15 years. She used the Owning Up Curriculum in her work with students in both divisions ever since she was introduced to the curriculum in 2010. Carey joined the Cultures of Dignity team as the Director of Owning Up Programs in 2018 after working with the team over the years on different consulting projects as well as contributing to the content of the second edition of Owning Up. Her extensive experience brings a teacher to teacher connection to the curriculum that helps schools make the most of the Owning Up Curriculum and Owning Up Training in the classroom.
Carey has taken her classroom and counseling experience to Arusha, Tanzania as a part of a teacher exchange program and presented on social emotional learning in Chengdu, China. She has presented at both the Kentucky Association of Independent Schools and the Independent School Association of the Central States conferences on how to integrate character education in grades K-12. Her love of working with kids and helping them navigate growing up with a better understanding of the world they live in is what attracted her to work with the Cultures of Dignity team. She lives in Louisville, KY with her husband and two teenage daughters.