Dwight Carter was an award-winning Principal in the Columbus, Ohio area. His focus has been and continues to be to establish positive relationships with stakeholders in order to do what is best for all students. He recently began a new career as a leadership and effectiveness coach assisting school leaders and teachers become more efficient and effective.
He was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame for his approach to creating a positive school culture based on relationships, recognition, academic success, and social/emotional wellbeing. He was named one of three NASSP Digital Principals in 2013 and the 2014 Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Secondary Principal of the Year. Additionally, he was named the 2015 Secondary Principal of the Year by the Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators.
He presents at a number of local, state, and national conferences about school leadership, school culture and climate, understanding today’s students, and how to engage all stakeholders in a school community. For example, he has presented at the National Principals Conference since 2013, the Jostens Renaissance National Conference since 2008, and has been a featured speaker at the International Center for Leadership in Education Model Schools Conference. Additionally, he is a leadership and instructional coach for ICLE/HMH and has been the keynote presenter at a number of school districts across the country.
He has an extensive social media presence with over 17,500 followers on Twitter and over 6,000 connections on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. He has co-authored two books through Corwin Press with Mark White, which has lead to keynote presentations including an invitation to present at the 2017 Learning Forward Conference.
On a personal note, he was also inducted in the Wittenberg Unversity Athletic Hall of Honor in 2014.
One of his cornerstone beliefs is, “No significant learning takes place without a significant relationship”-Dr. James Comer.