Today I am the president of Carter Researcha leading boutique professional services firm that provides strategic advisory, best practice research, new business development, implementation support tools, and operational solutions that address all aspects of the K-12 education industry.

Most recently I was CEO of Faith in the Future, an independent foundation that provides strategic management and operational oversight of 17 high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and provides support services to all Archdiocesan schools in the five County Philadelphia Area. Learn more at this link.

Across my career I have been president of National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company that operates nearly 100 schools in 13 states, president of CfBT USA—the U.S. affiliate of CfBT Education Trust, the head of global corporate social responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the executive director of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Foundation.

In addition to No Excuses and On Purpose, I have edited three other books including Mary Beth Klee’s Core Virtues, a literature-based character education program for parents and teachers of elementary school students. My articles, essays, and columns have appeared in over 180 newspapers and magazines.

I have three daughters: Kirby (19), Casey (17), and Lucy (15). 

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