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Teresa Carter

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Coastal Carolina University; Ed.D., Walden University


Dr. Teresa Johnson Carter, Associate Professor of Education, came to Erskine College in 2019. Her responsibilities include early childhood education, literacy, and assessment courses. In addition to her work at Erskine, she is currently a reading recovery teacher leader, an adjunct professor for Clemson University, and an education consultant.  


Dr. Carter completed an associate of arts in Child Development, a bachelor of arts and a master of arts in Early Childhood Education, and a doctor of education in Teaching Leadership. Before coming to Erskine, she served for many years in early childhood education as a kindergarten, first, and second grade teacher, as a literacy coach, and as a reading recovery teacher. She created and implemented curriculum maps, served on the Development of State Standards Committee, and facilitated district grade level meetings.  

Personal interests

Dr. Carter’s hometown is Columbia, S.C., and she enjoys several hobbies, which include singing, dancing, and shopping. 

Certification Areas

Read 2 Succeed Literacy Teacher 

Read 2 Succeed Literacy Coach 

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader 

National Board Certification – Early Childhood 

Master’s Plus 30 Hours in Reading 

Early Childhood Education 

Awards and Honors

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader 

National Board-Certified Teacher in Early Childhood (twice) 

Greenwood 50 District Teacher of the Year 

Piedmont Reading Council Distinguished Reading Teacher Award (three times) 

Piedmont Reading Council Innovation in Reading Award (twice) 


Reading Recovery and Early Literacy National Conference 

Clemson Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Summer Institute 

South Carolina Reading Recovery Conference  

South Carolina International Reading Conference 

National Council Teachers of English Conference 

Greenwood District 50 Summer Institutes  

Professional Organizations

Palmetto State Literacy Association 

Palmetto State Literacy Association Literacy Leaders in Higher Education 

Reading Recovery Council of North America 


Erskine Education Information Video 

Various Videos for Greenwood District 50 

Professional Services

Education Consultant with Dr. Jan Richardson, 2020-Present 

Adjunct Professor for Clemson University, 2015-Present 

Created District Curriculum Map CCSS, 2012-2013 

Facilitated District Grade Level Meetings, 2009-2010 

Implemented Curriculum Map in First Grade Classrooms, 2009-2010 

Created District Curriculum Map, 2009-2010 

Development of State Standards Committee (K-2 chair), 2000-2002 

Faculty and Administrative Load at State Universities, 2000-2008 

National, State, and District Presenter for Workshops, 1994-Present 

National Trainer for The Wright Group, 1994-1999 

Telephone: 864-379-6591
Location: Erskine Building: 119

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