Our Education Consultants

Experienced, Knowledgeable, Highly Qualified

Dr. Mary Beth Roth is an experienced educator with over 30 years experience in teaching, administration, and central office work. She is currently the Director of Middle Schools for Cabarrus County Schools and is an adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University. Her work is centered around elementary and middle school curriculum and instruction and comprehensive school improvement. Dr. Roth has conducted professional development for educators on a variety of topics including professional learning communities, MTSS, and student assessment. 

Dr. Roth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Middle School Math from Appalachian State University.  She obtained both a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from UNC-Charlotte. 



Michael Williams is the principal at H.E. Winkler Middle School: An Academy for International Studies and a professor of Urban Youth and Communities at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  In his 20+ years in education, Michael has served as an award-winning social studies teacher, the lead curriculum and instruction specialist for the Cabarrus County School district, an assistant principal for instruction, and principal.  In addition, he serves on the executive board for the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education and is Vice Chair of the Board for Students Against Violence Everywhere, Inc..
Michael began his career as a lateral entry social studies teacher and was named a Pence First Class Teacher in 2000 and Teacher of the Year in 2007. His professional interests include total school improvement, narrowing the achievement gap, student engagement, and practical curriculum design.  In addition, he helped develop the Urban Youth and Communities minor at UNC Charlotte.
Michael earned his Master of Education in Social Studies Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University, and has completed coursework toward his Ph.D. in Educational Policy. 

Karen Hollar is the MTSS Co-ordinator for Cabarrus County Schools. Prior to this role, she served as the MTSS Coach at Harold E. Winkler Middle School in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Her work centers around implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support at the middle school level to meet students’ academic and behavioral needs. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in K-6 Education from Methodist University, as well a Master’s Degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mrs. Hollar is well versed in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and in 2014 was recognized by the NC Department of Instruction for her implementation and
coaching achievements.

Mrs. Hollar has 17 years of classroom experience, in which she has taught and served as a lead teacher at both the elementary and middle school levels.