Author Archive for Dwight Carter

Dwight is currently the Principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, OH. GLHS is a comprehensive high school of 2300 students in grades 9-12. His purpose is to positively change lives and impact futures and believes in the power of collaboration, student voice, and celebrating progress and achievement of students and staff. He was named one of three 2013 NASSP DIgital Principals of the Year. He was also inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame in July, 2010. He is passionate about creating the best possible learning environment for all stakeholders to be successful. You can learn more about Dwight on his own blog entitled, Mr. Carter’s Office.

I Am Among Experts

I attended the Ohio ASCD Conference on Tuesday, January 16th and heard former State Superintendent, Stan Heffner, deliver a compelling keynote presentation. He shared the three main correlates of successful schools: instructional leadership, a positive school climate and culture, and frequent…

Leadership Principles

Author and Leadership Consultant, Ken Blanchard, wrote in one of his books, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” I couldn’t agree more. However, I don’t think this has anything to do with positional leadership, but more about leadership principles. There…

GLHS’ Got Talent!

Last weekend was our annual Varsity Varieties Show and it was simply amazing to see all the talent on stage and behind the scenes! The Arts, both visual and performing, are a major aspect of GLHS, helping us to create…

“Something To Believe In”

One of the most uplifting, exciting, and celebratory conferences for educators and students is the National Jostens Renaissance Conference which takes place every July. I’ve had the privilege of attending the conference for 7 years and each year I leave…

Pause Before You Post

Have you ever read one of those emails that just got under your skin? You know that email or post that just elevated your blood pressure to the point where you felt like your head was going to explode? You…

No Zeros Until…

Several months ago, after much reflection, examination of school data, and conversations with a few teachers, I proclaimed to my staff that I did not want them to assign a zero to any student until they intervene in some way;…