Author Archive for Dwight Carter

After a successful 20 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal in the Gahanna Jefferson Public School System, Dwight recently became the Principal of New Albany High School in New Albany, OH. He was the Gahanna Lincoln High School Principal from 2008-2014. NAHS is a comprehensive high school of 1300 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 choice, and creating a positive school climate to increase connections and overall achievement. He was inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame in July, 2010 and was named one of three National Association of Secondary School Principals' Digital Principal of the Year in 2013. He is passionate about creating the best possible learning environment for all students and staff to be successful. His motto is a quote by Dr. James Comer, "No significant learning takes place without a significant relationship."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…