Hello! Welcome to Special Education as Aspire Online Academy. My name is Carrie Tumey and I am a certified K-12 Special Education and 7-12 CTE Business and Marketing teacher. I am in my 3rd year as a full-time Special Education teacher. My undergraduate studies were done at NAU and The University of Arizona. I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. My desire and passion is that all students are treated equally and given the same opportunity to learn, despite their disabilities or learning preference. Prior to becoming a Special Education at Sierra Verde and now Aspire, I was a long-term substitute teacher at DVUSD for 3 years. My previous career was in IT management for 17 years. I enjoy my weekends at the soccer field with my kids, training for a race, or listening to a good historical fiction book. My husband and I have been married for 18 years. We have two high schoolers and two dogs that we love very much!