From an early age, Mrs. Carter knew without a doubt her life’s work and calling was to be an educator. Initially, she served as a substitute teacher, which afforded her the opportunity to teach and shape many children’s lives. However, she knew she was destined to do more, so her true journey began at Patrick Henry College, now known as Coastal Alabama Community College, in 1989, where she began her career pursuit. From there she enrolled in Livingston University, now known as the University of West Alabama, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
She immediately put her life’s mission into action and became a classroom teacher. She loved the work and the impact she was making in students’ lives but knew she needed to grow her circle of influence. She returned to college in 1999 and earned a Master of Arts degree in School Administration from the University of West Alabama.
With these credentials, she transitioned to an administrative role, serving as both a school and district leader, where she was privileged to serve on various leadership committees and lead systemic efforts to improve learning opportunities for both adults and students within her purview.
Mrs. Carter has served as a teacher, reading coach, curriculum leader, assistant principal, Special Education Coordinator, curriculum coordinator, and most recently, Dean of Academics. She has had stints at schools in Mobile, Satsuma, Chatom, Southern Choctaw, and Millry. She has worked at the district level in Washington County and Baldwin County Public Schools.
Throughout her 30 plus-years as an educator, her role has changed, but her passion and purpose have not wavered. She still strives to be a lifelong learner with the goal of leading in academic settings for the betterment of students, staff, and stakeholders.
In her new role, Mrs. Carter will focus on academics and school improvement at the elementary level. She will join Mr. Joe Sharp and Mr. Marty McRae who are currently Assistant Superintendents for the county.
“Mrs. Carter hit the ground running when she was put in the position of Academic Dean which is something I took into account when considering her for this position. As you know, academics leads in Baldwin County and we need someone strong and with that vision as Assistant Superintendent. We are excited to see where this next position takes Mrs. Carter and where she takes the system while in it,” said Superintendent Eddie Tyler.