Carrie Legeyt ’11/12MS Wears Many Hats to Help Children and Families


“All my dreams of everything I’ve wanted to do are happening right now, which is awesome.”

You may not be able to see it, but Carrie Legeyt ’11/’12 is wearing a lot of hats, and that’s exactly how she’d like it. When she spoke at her five-year reunion about the work she now does, she spoke a great deal about dreams…and how she’s living out her dreams through a number of roles. She is an independent contractor who works with children and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses. In that role, she spends time in family homes once or twice a month, playing with the affected children but also their siblings. Through therapeutic play, she provides the attention and fun that can sometimes be missing in the family.

In addition to that work, Carrie has an impact in schools as a board certified behavioral analyst for students with emotional disorder and autism, and consults in the general education classroom to help students be their best at school. Even though it sounds like she’s juggling a lot of work, Carrie wouldn’t dream of having it any other way. Her excitement shone through as she shared, “I can really help children and families the way I’ve always wanted to.”