M.Ed., Ed.S. in School Psychology from Lehigh University
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Karen L Showalter,
This is my 14th year as a school psychologist and my 9th year in Cabarrus County Schools. 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! My primary professional interest is using data to make good decisions for students and schools through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to ensure students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. 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.