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7 December 2006

Dr. Carr Rewarded for Professionalism

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Dr. William D. Carr, dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Jacksonville State University, received the 2006 Alabama Professional Developer award from the Alabama Staff Development Council. The award, presented on Nov. 16 in Birmingham at the association’s annual conference, was given to Dr. Carr in recognition of his outstanding contributions to professional development for teachers and administrators in Alabama.

“I am very honored to be recognized by my peers in the area of professional development of teachers and administrators,” said Dr. Carr. “Through professional development we are able to enhance student learning and achievement.”

Dr. Carr served as president of the Alabama Staff Development Council in 2003 and was a member of executive committee for many years. He has served as dean of JSU’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education since 1982.Additionally, he is responsible for the JSU In-Service Education Center which provides professional development for teachers and administrators in 15 public school systems in the JSU service area. Most recently he was responsible for bringing the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative to JSU. In February 2003, He received the prestigious award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education in the Southern Region by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.

Dr. Carr was born in Ardmore, Okla. He and his wife, Dr. Veronica M. Carr, retired director of curriculum and instruction with the Calhoun County School System, reside in Indian Oaks.

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