Phone: (610) 269-2790, Ext. 2433
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Psychology, Minor in Writing and Rhetoric – James Madison University M.Ed. Educational Psychology – Indiana University of Pennsylvania Ed.S. Certificate School Psychology – Indiana University of Pennsylvania NCSP Certification – National School Psychology Certification Board D.Ed. School Psychology – Indiana University of Pennsylvania --Dissertation: The Association of Varying Instructional Time and the Association with Third Grade Reading and Mathematics Proficiency on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
Dr. Heather Carr
Heather D. Carr is the school psychologist at Beaver Creek Elementary School and The STEM Academy in the Downingtown Area School District. She is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and the National School Psychology Certification Board. Dr. Carr earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric from James Madison University in 2006, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) certificate in School Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She worked as a research graduate assistant for the Center for Education and Program Evaluation as well as a teaching associate for the Department of Educational and School Psychology at IUP during her graduate studies, receiving a doctoral fellowship and a graduate merit scholarship through the College of Education and Educational Technology to aid in the pursuit of such endeavors. She completed her school psychology internship at the Avon Grove School District in West Grove, Pennsylvania prior to earning her certification. She was a school psychologist for the Wilson School District in West Lawn, Pennsylvania from 2009 until 2013, working concurrently at the elementary and middle school levels. She received a Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) degree in School Psychology in 2016. Dr. Carr is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP).
Dr. Carr has extensive experience conducting psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents of varying ages and exceptionalities. In addition to conducting evaluations, Dr. Carr is a collaborative member of the school community, working with parents, teachers, administrators, and staff members on a daily basis to help ensure student success. Other professional experiences have included crisis intervention and counseling, behavioral consultation, and serving on academic and behavioral intervention teams. Dr. Carr’s research interests include efficiency of instructional time and assessment outcomes, fatigue and assessment outcomes, and multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS).
Outside school psychology activities, Dr. Carr enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling abroad and visiting new places. She lives in Downingtown with her husband Matt, two sons Evan and Liam, and a pug named Sookie.