Meet Our Faculty and Staff
Rowland Hall’s teachers are united in their efforts to teach the content, culture, and character that today’s students will need to succeed in college and the workplace. Additionally, three quarters of our teachers have earned or are pursuing graduate degrees and are highly qualified with an average of 17 years teaching experience in the classroom.
Rowland Hall’s financial commitment to professional development is unparalleled among its peer Utah schools. In addition to their commitments as teachers, advisors, mentors, and coaches, our faculty members take time to keep current on the latest learning research, teaching techniques, curriculum development, and technological trends.
Our teachers’ backgrounds and interests vary widely. In fact, many are transplants to Utah who were educated in colleges and universities nationally, and even internationally. Our students’ horizons are broadened when these multifaceted role models share lessons learned from their personal pursuits, whether in the arts, literature, recreation, or travel.
Above all, Rowland Hall students perceive teachers as creating a caring, well-structured learning environment in which academic risk is encouraged and expectations are high, clear, and challenging.
Ms. Carol L. Blackwell
Carol Blackwell joined Rowland Hall in 1996 as the Beginning School principal. She received a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Colorado, an elementary education credential with a specialization in early childhood education from the University of California at Berkeley, and a master of science in educational studies from the University of Utah. Carol has taught at the preschool, early elementary, and college levels. Prior to joining our school community, Carol was active in children’s advocacy initiatives at both the state and federal level and served as the director of the Utah State Office of Child Care. Carol’s two adult sons are both graduates of Rowland Hall.
Read more about Carol Blackwell in Fine Print, the magazine of Rowland Hall:
- Positive Self-Identity and Cultural Curiosity Curriculum Start in the Beginning School (February 2017)
- Many Small Hands Make Light Work (June 2016)
- A Beautiful Life in the Beginning School (February 2016)
- Early Childhood Math Proficiency Yields Surprising Results (November 2015)
- Engineering Preschool Learning (December 2014)