for Pinellas County School Board At Large 2018

Nicole Carr, PhD

20 Years Experience in Education

Nicole believes in access to high-quality education for all students.


Nicole is an Educational Specialist. Nicole has worked as a Teacher, School Counselor, Assistant Principal, and District Accountability Coordinator. She has experience working as an educator at all levels of education: elementary school, middle school, high school and college.

She earned her doctorate in school counseling from the College of Education at the University of Florida.

Nicole lives in Saint Petersburg with her husband, two children and two dogs.

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A Passion for Education

My Experience

Over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, researcher and leader.

Assistant Principal Lakewood Elementary, St Petersburg, FL

School Counselor, Northeast High School, St. Petersburg, FL

School Counselor, Meadowlawn Middle School, St. Petersburg, FL

School Counselor, Lynnwood, WA & Renton, WA

Adjunct Professor of Reading, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL

Teacher Sixth Grade English, Volusia County Schools, Deland, FL

Teacher Ninth Grade English, Zuni Indian Reservation, Zuni, New Mexico

Senior Coordinator of Accountability Pinellas County Schools

Responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, and monitoring of state mandates accountability. Provided consultative services in the area of school accountability and problem solving to district and school administration. Applied an advanced understanding of state laws, rules, policies, and procedures in the specialized area of state and district accountability processes and databases in order to organize, manage, monitor and execute accountability data management and reporting. Provided evaluation services on annual evaluations, and the development and implementation of special research projects.

Title I Research Specialist, Pinellas County Schools

Assisted with the planning, design, and implementation of evaluations and research for school-based and district wide programs and topics. Provided consultative services in evaluation and research to countywide and individual school personnel. Responsible for evaluation and research design, sampling, design of data collection instruments along with data collection strategies, statistical analysis and execution for assigned projects. Prepared reports and made presentations. Utilized knowledge of large system databases and computer software, such as SPSS, and Excel.


Doctorate of Philosophy, Counselor Education, December 2010 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Track: School Counseling Research Interest: Program Evaluation

Specialist in Education, Counselor Education, December 1998

Masters of Education, Counselor Education, December 1998 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Track: School Counseling and Mental Health

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education English, May 1993 Rhode Island College, Providence. Rhode Island Honors in student teaching


Florida Certification in Educational Leadership
National Certified Counselor
Florida School Counselor Certification

PTA Member at Ridgecrest Elementary

Brown Bag Lunch Volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary

Classroom Volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary

Book Fair Volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary

PTA Member at Thurgood Marshall Middle School

My Platform

Student Success, Accountable Spending, and a Safe Learning Environment

I want our students to be successful. I recognize, and all the research tells us, that the most important factor in student success is the teacher. I believe we need to focus on recruiting and retaining High Quality Teachers by fostering a climate that promotes growth opportunities, cultivates collaboration and values our teachers so teaching can be a sustainable career option. As an educator with 20 years of experience, I have worked as a teacher, a school counselor, an assistant principal and a district administrator I understand how important it is for a student to have a great teacher.

I think before we spend more money on programs and partnerships, it is important to first determine how effective they are. As an expert, who has evaluated educational programs and policies, I will work with other board members to ensure we are closely investigating the implications of policy before voting.

We need all of our Schools to be places where our students are more than proficient they are thriving. As a parent, I want our schools to be to be safe learning environments where students developing a love of learning. I will advocate for standards and policies that support a safe learning environment where all of our kids will thrive.

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Nicole is running for a county wide school board seat. She is starting to contact people throughout Pinellas County to assist with this effort.

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