Carlota has worked with the Boulder Valley School District since 1991 in a variety of positions. She was a K-12 native language tutor for eight years, district language assessor for two years and a licensed teacher since 2003. She is currently a Talented & Gifted Specialist and Math Interventionist in grades K-5. She has coached the Columbine LEGO Robotics team since 2011 and coordinates a LEGO Club for students in 3rd and 4th grades.
Carlota has a Masters degree in Education with a specialization in Instruction, Curriculum, Content and Assessment from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She completed coursework for certifications in Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Education and Gifted & Talented Specialist. She is in the Executive Leadership program at the University of Colorado in Denver pursuing an EdD with a concentration in Creating Opportunities in Latino Communities. The focus of this doctoral program is social justice and equity in education.