Dwight Carter is a former high school principal in Central Ohio. 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 the optimal conditions for learning to take place.
Because of his collaborative and innovative leadership as a principal, he was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame in 2010; he was named a 2013 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year, the 2014 Academy of Arts and Science Education High School Principal of the Year, and the 2015 Ohio Alliance of Black School Educators Principal of the Year.
During his tenure as a principal, he joined the International Center for Leadership in Education as a Digital Leadership and Learning Coach where he delivers keynote addresses and coaches educators to explore new ways to increase rigor, relevance, and student engagement.
After spending twenty-four years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal, he expanded his career as an Effectiveness Coach by going to work for Dynamix. Dynamix partners with school districts to help them do things more effectively and efficiently by using processes that work.
He is the co-author of two books: What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better School and Classroom Design (Corwin, 2015) and Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyperchange (Corwin 2017). Both written from his experiences as a high school principal helping to navigate students, teachers, administrators, and parents through the complexity of our world today. Additionally, he has contributed to a number of educational books and articles.
One of his cornerstone beliefs is, “No significant learning takes place without a significant relationship”-Dr. James Comer.