Ms. Carly Jewel (Pinellas County)

Birthday: February 26th

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Other languages: Limited American Sign Language, Limited Spanish

Favorite Crayola color: Vivid Violet

Background: I recently graduated from Florida State University with my Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy. I grew up in Saint Petersburg as a band girl. I participated in band (concert and marching band) from 5th grade all the way through college. My love for music brought me to my love for helping others through music. Growing up, my mom was a 3rd grade teacher so I would help volunteer in her classroom whenever possible. Now we both volunteer as teachers at our church’s Vacation Bible School where I was the lead teacher for three years with children in Pre-K, 1st-2nd grade, and 3rd-6th grade. I had anywhere from 5-18 children in my class everyday. I love working with children and have been babysitting for family friends since I was 13.

Future plans: I hope to become a Board Certified Music Therapist in the next few months and continue working in the Tampa Bay area as a music therapist.

When she’s not babysitting: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach or walking around downtown St.Pete!

Defining quote: You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. – Oprah Winfrey