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Carrie McWilliams

Senior Associate
Dr. Carrie McWilliams is a senior associate at the Great Schools Partnership. Carrie brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education.

While serving as a transformational leader-in-residence through the Rhode Island Race to the Top grant, she led the reform efforts in two of the lowest performing high schools in Rhode Island. During this time, Carrie worked alongside both National Academic Educational Partners, educational management organizations, and Providence Administrators to use research-based best practices to design systems and structures to reform current ineffective practices.

Prior to this position, Carrie was the Director of Professional Learning, Statistics, and Assessments for Greenville Public Schools located in the Mississippi Delta. Carrie led the district standards-based reform movement and coordinated district–wide efforts including, developing principal leadership capacity; improving instructional strategies based on district-level data, and development of assessment procedures for improving the quality of student learning.

Carrie has served as a Dean of Students in New London, Connecticut where her reformation efforts caused a 50% reduction rate in student administrative referrals. She also co-authored the new standards-based Teacher Evaluation System and has written various curricula. Additionally, she has served as a department chair and classroom teacher.

Carrie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida, earned Master’s degrees from Sacred Heart University, and completed her doctoral degree at the University of Sarasota, where she published her dissertation on Student Mobility and its effects on the 3rd Generation Connecticut Mastery Test.

Carrie was awarded the 2016 Digital Leader Award of Early Learning for Blended Learning by National Associate of Elementary School Principals and Vinci.

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