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Sherah Betts Carr

Associate Professor of Education

Sherah Betts Carr


B.S., Mansfield State College, 1972; M.S., Florida State University, 1975; Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1988.


Dr. Sherah Carr is an associate professor at the Tift College of Education in the master’s and doctoral programs. She has worked in the P-12 educational arena for over 35 years, teaching at numerous grade levels and serving in leadership positions. As well as teaching students, she has been a teacher of teachers leading a school professional learning program and presenting over 120 workshops in the Metro Atlanta area.  Sherah has presented at numerous state, regional and national conferences. At present, she is involved in a professional learning research project with Mercer to support teachers in the Dominican Republic.


Assessment, Theoretical Frameworks in Research, Culturally Relevant Professional Learning, Writing to Learn and Academic Language


Carr, S. (2007). Giving up means getting back.  In Morris, M., Stramiello, A., & Worley, J. (Eds.),  Sometimes I Did All I Could.  Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

Carr, S. B., & Bryson, A. (2014). Debunking three assessment myths. Education Week, 34(4), 24-28.

In press:

West, J., Swanson, K., Augustine, S., & Carr, S. (2014).Supporting dissertation writing using a cognitive apprenticeship model. In V. C. X. Wang (Ed.), Handbook of research on scholarly publishing and research methods. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.