School districts across the country are grappling with teacher shortages — and communities with unaffordable housing are often hit the hardest.
Now, her school district is trying something new: affordable housing on school property.
It's a 122-unit apartment complex that was approved by local voters and built for teachers and staff on property owned by the Jefferson Union High School District.
"It's very spacious," said Michaela Ott, who teaches biology at Jefferson High School, which is also in the district.
Jonathon Krupp, who has taught social science for 13 years, told CBS News he was "absolutely blown away" by the idea.
While other school districts still have vacancies, Carey said Terra Nova High School is fully staffed.
When asked what her message would be to other school districts, Carey said, "Just do it! »