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 for the 2020-2021 school year!  I love the energy and enthusiasm of the students and staff of our school community.     


This is my 3rd year at Irvin and my 13th 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 on a part-time basis.  Currently, my main roles are working with the MTSS team to plan and monitor supports for students with academic and behavioral needs, working with the SISP team to develop supports for students' social and emotional skills, and working with 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 kindergarten and 3rd grade), especially being outside, going on adventures, and eating good food.  

Last Modified on August 13, 2020