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Dr. Marsha Carr-Lambert

Dr. Marsha Carr-Lambert (MD '94)

Associate Professor & Coordinator, Doctorate in Ed Administration

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

At the time of the Award, Dr. Marsha Carr-Lambert was:

South Penn Elementary School
Cumberland, MD

Biographical Information

Marsha Carr serves on the faculty of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and was coordinator of the Watson School of Education Masters of School Administration program for two years. Carr previously served as a superintendent of schools in West Virginia for the past decade. Her other prior roles include serving as a Pre-K - 12 principal, Director of curriculum/instructional technology, and a reading specialist during her 35 years of service. In 1994, Carr received the Milken National Educator Award as a reading specialist, a Teacher of the Year award for Allegany County, Maryland and was recognized by the Maryland House of Delegates as well as received the Maryland Governor’s Citation for her work. Carr has been published in educational magazines and journals as well as a 20-book emergent level reading series called StoryMakers. She is also the author of Educational Leadership: From Hostile Takeover to a Sustainable –Successful System and co-author of The School Planning Guide: Focus on Turnaround to Transition. Carr has traveled to and studied educational systems in Australia, New Zealand, and schools on the continent of Africa. Carr earned a B.A. in Art and M.A. in Reading from West Virginia University (WV), M.A. in Administration from Frostburg State University (MD) and a doctorate in Management from the University of Phoenix. Carr is the creator and owns the trademark on the practice of self-mentoring. Self-mentoring is the process of an individual of any age, profession, gender, race, or ability – YOU – willing to initiate and accept responsibility for self-development by devoting time to navigate within the culture of the environment in order to make the most of the opportunity to strengthen competencies needed to enhance job performance and career progression. Carr presently serves as an international consultant to education and business in the UK as well as in the United States. In 2015, Carr's work in self-mentoring was recognized by the University of North Carolina Wilmington as she was awarded the UNCW Start-Up Award and in 2016 North Carolina honored her as the Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year in professional service.

Personal Message

Marsha invites you to learn more about self-mentoring by visiting the website at or contacting her at! Follow her on twitter @doccarr.

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Additional Information


2004 Doctorate in Management

1990 Masters in Reading

1994 Masters in School Administration


Dr. Carr is featured in Women In Entrepreneurship Cucularus Video and served on a panel discussion about women and business.

Self-Mentoring, Coaching, Mentoring, School Restructuring, Public School Organizational Management

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