Carrie Naughton began teaching in the Inver Hills Mathematics department in 2004. Carrie has an M.S. in Mathematics and an M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from the University of Minnesota. She served as a teaching assistant at the U of M for three years.
As an undergraduate, Carrie double-majored in mathematics and computer science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She taught math at local high schools for six years before joining the faculty at Inver Hills. At Inver, she has taught a full range of courses, from prealgebra to calculus. She also served as the Mathematics department coordinator.
Carrie is a a certified peer reviewer and master reviewer for the Quality Matters (QM) program. She teaches three online courses that have received QM certification for online design.
"The best part of being an Inver Hills instructor is helping students be successful in mathematics and reach their goals," Carrie said. "I enjoy working with faculty, staff and administrators who are dedicated to meeting the best interests of students and helping them find their paths."
Carrie added that Inver Hills students are busy, inspiring and interesting individuals with their own needs, challenges and life stories. "It is a pleasure getting to know my students while encouraging an appreciation for mathematics," she said.
Carrie is married with three children. Her husband is also a math instructor at a local community college. Her extracurricular activities include playing with her kids, reading, exercising and baking. She also enjoys traveling a few times each year to visit relatives and spend time with family.