Carole Such grew up in San Mateo, California, and has lived in Santa Clara since 2002. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (Fight On, Trojans!) and heeded the advice from a favorite literature professor to follow an education career. Thank the good Lord for good teachers! She then earned her Clear Credential from San Jose State University, a tradition that followed in the footsteps of her grandmother, and has been working with children ever since. She began teaching in 1993 with an emphasis in middle school language arts and social studies.