Dr. Kimberley Redmond-Carr has been a professional educator for over 30 years. She began her career as an Algebra teacher in her home town of Tyler, Texas, She also taught Computer and Business courses over the years.
In 2000, Dr. Redmond-Carr joined DoDEA as an Educational Technologist (ET) for MC Perry Elementary, Middle, and High Schools at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. She worked as an ET there and then in Germany until 2010. Then, she became a school-level administrator in Europe South serving as an assistant principal and as an acting principal.
In November 2013, after finishing a doctorate from Walden University, Dr. Redmond-Carr was approved for the DoDEA Administrative Reemployment Rights (ARR) program, and worked as the Texas Associate Director of the AdvancED Accreditation Agency. In November 2014, she returned to DoDEA as the Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) for Accountability and Accreditation where she redesigned Continuous School Improvement (CSI) across her District.
At the start of school year 2017-2018, because she missed working in schools, Dr. Redmond-Carr accepted a position as the Assistant Principal at Brewster Middle School at Camp Lejeune in the Mid-Atlantic District. Dr. Carr was promoted to the Principalship at Heroes elementary school in July of 2018.
Dr. Redmond-Carr believes that learning is based in relationships therefore the interactions between educators, parents, and students should be plentiful and joyful. She looks forward to building these joyful relationships while serving as the Lead Learner for the Heroes Elementary School learning community. Dr. Redmond-Carr believes that together, we can make a positive difference and help ensure Heroes Elementary School is a place where learning – for students and all of us - is engaging and growth-minded.
Dr. Redmond-Carr currently resides in North Topsail Beach with her husband, Brian Carr, and the youngest of their four children, Garek.
I began my career in education at Parris Island, South Carolina in 1978. I learned a lot during my time in the U.S. Marines, much of which I still utilize in my daily operations as an educator. Upon discharge from the Marines in 1982 I began my studies at the University of Rhode Island and received my bachelors’ degree in December of 1985. After being stationed in Adak, Alaska, and experiencing the Rhode Island winter, I decided to head for a warmer climate. I started my teaching career at Congress Middle School in Boynton Beach, Florida as a science teacher in 1986 where I taught middle school science. As the years rolled on, I decided to obtain my Administration credentials and completed my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. I moved from Dean of Students to Assistant Principal before retiring from the Florida school system and relocating to North Carolina.
I returned to the classroom as a science teacher at Lejeune High School in 2012. I consider Lejeune High School as my fresh beginning into a fabulous new career. I taught Marine Biology, Biotechnology, Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Environmental Science and coached basketball, track, and cross country. After four glorious years at LHS I traveled to Iwakuni, Japan and took on the responsibilities of Assistant Principal of M.C. Perry High School. Japan is a wonderful country, I loved exploring and making connections with the local educators.
I continued my administrative career back at Camp Lejeune as Assistant Principal of Brewster Middle School. I found out why the students at Lejeune High School were so well prepared to succeed as students. The staff at Brewster Middle School is amongst the best in the nation and prepare students rigorously not only for high school, but for college, trade school, and to be career ready.
I begin the 2021-2022 school year at Heroes Elementary School full of excitement at this new adventure. What other career can give you guaranteed adventure and challenges each year? That is one of the reasons that I love being an educator. The main reason is the students. Each year I feel that I learn more from the students than I teach them. In addition, I get to affect the future of each student, their careers, and ultimately, the country itself.
I am an avid runner and look forward to continuing to race. The virtual races during the Covid Pandemic kept me in shape but nothing compares to in person “how bad do you want it” foot races. I agree with Chris McDougal that we were “Born to Run” and completed my first Marine Corps Marathon in October 2020. I look forward to expanding my running interests not only by improving my marathon time, but by getting into the Spartan Race Series where distance and obstacles rule!