Contact Info & Biography

Dr. Clara Carroll

Thornton Education Center 134

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Harding University

Box 12254

Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Phone: 501.279.4501

Fax: 501.279.4051


Associate Dean, Professor of Education


  • Ed.D. in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership/Elementary Education/Literacy, University of Memphis, 1996
  • M.Ed. in Education, Harding University, 1988
  • B.S. in Vocational Home Economics, Harding University, 1979

Honors and Activities

  • Chair, Arkansas Department of Education NBCT Advisory Committee
  • Arkansas Teachers for National Board Certification liaison with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from Harding University in 2002-2003
  • Recipient of the Advocate for Education Award for outstanding contributions to the profession awarded by the AAPT—Arkansas Association of Professional Teaching—October 14, 2006

Teaching Experience

  • National Board Certified Teacher, 2003, renewed 2013
  • Professor of Education, Harding University, 1997-Present
  • Kindergarten Teacher, Searcy Westside Elementary, Arkansas, 1991-1997
  • Science/English Teacher, Morris School for Boys, Arkansas, 1989-1990
  • Home Economics Teacher, Des Arc High School, Arkansas, 1981-1989
  • English/Reading Teacher, Coppell High School, Texas, 1980-1981

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