Our Team

Carone Learning Key Players

Katie Carone, President

Katie CaroneKatie founded Carone Learning in 2006. She has worked in the online and distance education field since 1998 in a variety of capacities, including online instructor, course developer, and school administrator. She additionally has a strong background in health and fitness education, with a degree in Health Education from Utah State University, as well as a national fitness instructor certification. Katie has developed and taught a variety of school and community-based health and fitness classes.  She currently oversees the administration of Carone Learning, including public relations, account management, and course development. In her personal life, Katie loves being a mom to four active kids and trying to instill in them some of her passion for well-balanced, healthy living. She also continues to teach community fitness classes on the side. Contact Katie

Kelly Carone, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

Kelly Carone

Kelly has a decade of experience in online and distance education. He holds a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology from Utah State University, and has worked as an instructional designer for a number of large corporations and educational organizations. With his instructional design and technology background, Kelly provides guidance on course development and online learning pedagogy. As co-founder of Carone Learning, Kelly also plays a key role in management and administrative duties. Aside from his duties with Carone Learning, Kelly is an involved dad and an avid runner. He particularly enjoys long distance relay races. Contact Kelly

Alayne Mealey, Registrar

Alayne Mealey is the registrar for Carone Learning and also manages customer service. She has the opportunity to work directly with students, parents, counselors, teachers, and schools in enrolling students into our courses. She also gets to work directly with each of the Carone Learning staff in helping students with issues, extensions, and anything else that may come up. She enjoys being a part of this wonderful team and having the opportunity to help people with enrollment or any questions or problems they may have. She loves spending time with her family and keeping busy with her five kids. Contact Alayne

Rhonda Wheelwright, Manager of Instruction

Rhonda WheelwrightRhonda is the lead instructor for Carone Learning Academy. She has a degree in Health Science from BYU-Idaho, and has taught health and math in both brick and mortar schools and online. As an experienced online instructor, Rhonda also manages cFitness Academy instructors. She provides best practices training and monitors communication and grading to ensure that each student has the highest probability of success. Rhonda also provides teacher training for partner schools utilizing Carone Learning curriculum. Rhonda enjoys playing recreation league softball and going on walks with her three kids. Contact Rhonda