• Carrie grew up in Brookings, South Dakota, and graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion with a double major (elementary education and special education) and endorsements in science, social sciences, and language arts.  She received her MEd in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. 

    During her 21 years in education, Carrie has taught children in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade.  She has taught in the general education setting as well as in the special education setting in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Georgia.

    Carrie currently lives in Peachtree Corners with her husband, Kevin (PE teacher at Simpson Elementary School).  They have a daughter and two sons. 


    Kristal Madgett, Instructional Support Teacher

    Kristal Madgett, M.Ed., Special Education, Ed.S., K-12 Leadership is the Instructional Support Teacher at Dolvin, where she leads the Special Education Department including supporting teachers, students, staff, and parents as needed.  

    Kristal began her career with Teach for America and has dedicated her time to ensuring all students receive an appropriate education regardless of ability.   Kristal  recognized early in her career her passion for providing students with varied abilities as many experiences and opportunities to access an excellent and deserving education. She believes all children can learn regardless of their ability; it just takes changing the lens of “normal” to one that considers the whole child and all abilities as exceptional strengths. With more than 15 years of experience she has developed a unique set of skills that include instructional design, behavior management, PBIS and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation,  supervising, coordinating and facilitating the responsibilities of the special education department within the local school, serving as liaison between the local school and district special education department, planning and development of workshops and other professional learning programs for educators, parents, and community stakeholders to help raise the level of student achievements. It is her honor and privilege to work collaboratively with fellow educators to continue her work and commitment to education and future leaders.