As an ExCEL teacher, a program specially designed by Pecan Park Elementary School, Carlisle provides project-based activities that directly impact her students learning capabilities. By developing the “Kenyan Project,” Carlisle helped her students understand the people of Kenya, their culture, resources and environment. She has also helped her students develop an understanding of free enterprise by allowing them to focus on economics and help Kenyan children. Her students came up with several products to sell which generated $650 worth of income for Kenyan schools. Carlisle resides in Flowood.