Phone: 980-680-5267


Degrees and Certifications:

Educational Specialist (EdS) in School Psychology from Lehigh University Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Karen Showalter


I am so happy to be returning to WM Irvin Elementary School and to begin serving Mary Frances Wall Center for the 2021-2022 school year! I will be at WM Irvin Elementary on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays and at Mary Frances Wall Center on Thursdays.     


This is my 14th year as a school psychologist. Previously, I worked in Pennsylvania for 5 years and here in Cabarrus County Schools for 5 years. After taking some time off to care for my family, I was grateful to return to CCS. Currently, my main roles are working with the MTSS team to plan and monitor supports for students with academic and behavioral needs, the SISP team to develop supports for students' social and emotional skills, and the Exceptional Children's team to complete evaluations and create plans for students with disabilities.   


I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but I've lived in Charlotte long enough that it feels like my second home. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters (in 4th grade and 1st grade), especially being outside, going on adventures, and eating good food.  

Last Modified on August 20, 2021