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Dr. Marsha Carr (MD '94)

Department Chair Educational Leadership

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

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

South Penn Elementary School
Cumberland, MD

Subject(s) taught: Reading
Grade(s): 1

Biographical Information

Marsha Carr serves as Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She was Ed.D Coordinator for Educational Administration and of the Masters of School Administration program. Carr previously served as a superintendent of schools in West Virginia for over a 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, co-author of The School Planning Guide: Focus on Turnaround to Transition and more recently, she authored Self-Mentoring: The Invisible Leader (available in Spanish) and Self-Mentoring: The Invisible Leader Handbook. Carr is the developer and maintains a registered trademark on the practice of self-mentoring. She was the recipient of the UNCW Faculty Start-Up Award and the North Carolina Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year in professional service.

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 presently serves as an international consultant to education and business in mentoring, coaching, and self-mentoring.

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

1994 Masters in School Administration

1990 Masters in Reading

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

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