Dwight Carter is an award-winning education leader from Central OH. His purpose is to positively change lives and impact futures. He believes reflection is at the heart of our practice and encourages principals, teachers, and students to focus on personal skill development to create optimal learning conditions.
Because of his collaborative and innovative leadership as a principal, he received the following accolades:
*2010-Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame
*2013-National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year
*2014-Academy of Arts and Science Education High School Principal of the Year
*2015-Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators Principal of the Year
*2021-Columbus Afrocentric Early College Sankofa Emerging Leader
During his tenure as a principal, he joined the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Digital Leadership and Learning Coach. He delivered keynote addresses and coached educators to explore new ways to increase rigor, relevance, and student engagement.
In 2018, he joined Dynamix to become an Effectiveness Coach. Dynamix partners with school districts to help them use various research-based processes and protocols to work more effectively and efficiently. After working full-time with Dynamix and ICLE for a year, he jumped into Career Tech Education (CTE) as an Assistant Principal at Eastland-Career Center (ECC) in the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School District (EFCTS). He spent two years in that role before becoming a member of the EFCTS Executive Leadership Team as the Director of Student Support Systems. As the director, his department is responsible for removing barriers to student learning in three main areas: culture and climate, health and wellness, and intervention services.
He is the co-author of four books: What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better School and Classroom Design (Corwin, 2016), Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyperchange (Corwin 2018, 2021), and Because of a Teacher, curated by George Couros (IMPress, 2022). His first solo book, Be GREAT: Five Principles to Improve School Culture From the Inside Out, was published in July 2022 (IMPress).
One of his cornerstone beliefs is, “No significant learning takes place without a significant relationship”-Dr. James Comer.