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Professor receives inaugural award for outstanding service

July 22, 2013

Professor Carolyn Carr doesn’t just teach education leaders—she is one. For her service in the field of educational administration, she has earned the first-ever Charles Achilles Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). The award recognizes onsistent, sustained, and active involvement in advancing the field of educational administration and leadership.

Carr serves as professor and chair of the educational leadership department and director of the educational leadership doctoral program. She is a longtime member of the NCPEA and has served in many roles, including executive board member. Most recently, Carr served on the review board for the NCPEA official peer-reviewed journal Educational Leadership Review.

At Lewis & Clark, Carr has focused on the implementation of Oregon administrator license standards by universities, school districts, and professional organizations. She and her colleagues developed the Leadership for Equity Assessment and Development (LEAD) tool, a reference for school leadership teams based on Oregon’s licensure standards as they relate to equity and cultural competence.

Carr is retiring in fall 2014, and says of the award, “To end 45 years in education with such acknowledgement is a rare privilege, and one that touches me especially since it is given by professional colleagues  across the US.”

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Zibby Pillote ’14 contributed to this story. 


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