The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by Jenna Clayton Quill Reporter

Meet your neighbor Carrie Faul, born in Forest City, Iowa, in northern Iowa. She was raised on a farm were there were livestock and crops.

Faul's parents are Larry and Barbara (Neale) Seglem. They still live on the same farm where she was raised.

She is the youngest of four children, Sara, Sandra, and John.

She grew up helping out on the farm and doing whatever needed to be done.

She helped the baby calves or lambs that had to be bottle fed, drove the tractor while bailing hay, mowed the yard, and helped move pigs and cattle from one pasture to another.

She also helped her mother with cleaning and cooking. Carrie explained ""I'm bored!" was never something you wanted my dad to hear because his response was always, "Well, I can find something for you to do."

Farm life was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun, too."

Faul grew up attending church every Sunday and also attending the Awana program after school once a week until she was in 7th grade.

She graduated from Forest City High School in Forest City, Iowa in 1992 where she participated in all sports her freshman year and got second place at state in track her sophomore year.

Faul started out going to college at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and then transferred to Western Illinois University in Macomb in 1996.

She graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Education in 1998 with a Major in Elementary Education. She continued her education by getting my Masters degree in Elementary Education with in 2007

Faul works at La Harpe Junior High where she teaches Language Arts to sixth through eighth graders.

This is Faul's fourth year teaching in La Harpe, three years were spend coaching track.

She previously worked for the Hancock County Even Start program putting together take home programs and activities to go along with children's books.

She also taught 8th grade Language Arts, Literature, and Math at Algonquin Middle School in Algonquin, Illinois.

And prior to that she taught kindergarten for two years, third grade for one year, and also was a Reading Improvement teacher for one year.

She married her husband Erik, who is a carpenter and farmer, in 2006. Faul has one child, Dylan (13).

She enjoys reading cooking, gardening, traveling, and watching movies and the St. Louis Cardinals.

She and her husband enjoy working on their mustang and jeep. And also she enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing the piano.

She is a member of the IEA, NEA, and La Harpe Education Association.

Memorable events in Faul's life are when her son was born, and her private wedding to her husband on the beach in Key West, Florida.

Faul values watching her son grow up and lives by the quote, "Time goes so fast, cherish every minute."