for Pinellas County School Board County Wide Seat 2018
Driven to Improve Our Schools

Nicole Carr, PhD

20 Years Experience in Education

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

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.


School Board Matters


Nicole's Platform

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

2017 - Present President - PTA Saint Petersburg High School

2017 - Present Parent Association at Canterbury School

2015 - Present League of Women Voters Education Committee

2015 - 2016 Saint Petersburg Free Clinic Volunteer

2008 - 2015 PTA at Ridgecrest Elementary

2014 - 2015 Brown Bag Lunch Volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary

2008 - 2015 Classroom Volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary

2014 - 2016 PTA at Thurgood Marshall Middle School

My Platform

Better Schools, Accountable Spending, and Safer Schools

Nicole has worked in elementary, middle, and high schools. She will focus on recruiting and retaining high quality teachers by fostering a climate that recognizes and rewards their hard work and dedication.

Nicole will eliminate wasteful spending from our 1.5 billion dollar budget. Seven of Nicole’s twenty years in education were spent working as our accountability coordinator. She understands our budget. Nicole believes we should pay teachers and staff and not spend millions of dollars on outside consultants and testing companies or waste money on programs that have no evidence of working.

As a mother of two school age children, Nicole understands the need for safe schools. As a former school administrator, she has an understanding of how to secure our campuses and still provide a welcoming environment for our communities.

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Out and about with Nicole



Honoring Veterans - Memorial Day

July 4 Parade
Safety Harbor

Tarpon Springs.


Mountain Climbing

Cheering Racers at Saint Anthony's Triathalon

Administration Building in Largo

Movies in the Park

Nicole and
her Husband Steve

Road Signs

On the Ballot Bash

Tampa Baywatch Benefit

In the news

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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School Board Election
SaintPetersBlog - SPG
Nicole Carr seeks to parlay education background into Pinellas School board seat
July 2017
Tampa Bay Times

Second candidate files for 2018 School Board election
December 2016

Tampa Bay Times

High school start times
December 2017

Tampa Bay Times

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January 2018