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Established in 1974, the North Carolina Association for Research in Education (NCARE) works to improve the quality of education in North Carolina through research and evaluation.

NCARE members include teachers, principals, school system administrators, university faculty and staff, graduate students, staff of the Department of Public Instruction, members of local education agencies, and people working in private research organizations.  NCARE activities are implemented through its elected officers and board of directors.




2020-2021 Officers 

Front Row (L - R): Bo Motley, Janet Jenkins, Judy Penny, Thakur Karkee, Jason Giersch.  Back Row (L - R): Tempestt Adams, Tarra Ellis, Jennifer McGee, Monica Allen. (Not Pictured: Bailey Kiser)

2020 - 2021 NCARE  Officers & Board of Directors

  • President: Dr. Tarra Ellis, Wingate University
  • President-Elect: Dr. Tempestt Adams, Appalachian State University
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Judy Penny, Guilford County Schools
  • NC DPI Representative: Dr. Thakur Karkee
  • K-12 Representative: Ms. Bailey Kiser, Union County Schools
  • Higher Education Representative: Dr. Jason Giersch, UNC Charlotte
  • Graduate Student Representative: Mr. Bo Motley, NC A&T State University
  • At Large Representative: Dr. Monica Allen, NC A&T State University
  • At-Large Representative: Dr. Janet Jenkins, Wingate University
  • Past-President: Dr. Jennifer McGee, Appalachian State University


NCARE is an affiliate member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) through the Consortium of State and Regional Educational Research Associations (SRERA).


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