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Formally educated at The University of Georgia and the University of Southern California, Carolyn’s professional career was as an educator. She taught in Virginia and South Carolina before teaching five years in the Department of Defense Schools in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where she traveled extensively by train and bicycle in that country, France and Italy. Returning to the United States, she worked as a learning facilitator/consultant/teacher with a specialty in diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia in the White Plains Public Schools in White Plains, N.Y. She taught academic composition and study skills for college preparatory students in White Plains High School for the last 20 of her 38 years of teaching.

In New York, she sang in several choral societies. She returned to Pensacola in 2011 to care for her aging mother and she has been involved as an active volunteer in Jazz Pensacola since then. Carolyn writes poetry and is a member of the West Florida Literary Federation. She studies Zen and is active in the Buddhist community and is active as well in St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. She continues to study French, German and vocal music.

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Carolyn Tokson

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