Our Principal

Phone: 856-423-0412


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Richard Carr

Dr. Richard Carr joined the East Greenwich Township School District in 2021 and proudly serves as the principal of the Samuel Mickle School. As principal, Dr. Carr places tremendous value on the role that relationships and interactions play in strong school/community partnerships, an engaging and inclusive school environment, academic achievement, and the subsequent result on student learning and overall well-being.  He aims to be a constant and visible presence for students and staff, contributing to a Mickle School culture of continual growth and development.

Prior to coming to East Greenwich, Dr. Carr had spent the previous fourteen years in the Township of Franklin Public School District, both as a teacher in grades 5 and 6 and then as the district’s Supervisor of Instruction for the latter seven years. As a district administrator, he maintained responsibilities throughout each of the district’s three schools in preschool through grade 6, conducted teacher evaluations, provided professional development, served on school and district committees, and contributed to various district curricular initiatives.

Dr. Carr earned his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education K-6 from Lebanon Valley College, his Master’s degree in School Leadership, and his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation. He holds the following certifications issued by the New Jersey Department of Education:  District Administrator, Principal, Supervisor, and Elementary School Teacher.

Dr. Carr resides in Pilesgrove, NJ with his wife and three children. In addition to being a continual learner in the field of education, he enjoys outdoor activities, reading, history, and cheering on all Philadelphia sports teams.