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Dr. Alex Carter (VA '03)

Vice President, Implementation

The Colorado Education Initiative
Denver, CO

Subject(s) taught: K12 Education Reform
Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Dr. Alex Carter was:

Teacher/Department Chair
C. D. Hylton High School
Woodbridge, VA

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 9

Biographical Information

After receiving his MEA in 2003, Alex left the classroom to enter the world of school administration. After seven years as a high school principal, and one as the Chief Academic Officer of the New Global Academy, Alex served as the Superintendent for Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 in southwestern Colorado. In 2016, Alex is spending his time accelerating educational improvement and innovation all across Colorado as a member of the team at the Colorado Education Initiative. Alex has published several articles in Principal Leadership and has co-authored two books with his writing partner, Tim Healey. These books are The Insider's Guide to High School: A Parent's Handbook for the Ninth Grade Year and The Insider's Guide for Students: A Handbook for the Ninth Grade Year.

Personal Message

I continue to be very excited to work with such amazingly esteemed and accomplished educators. I hope that we can further the aims of all great educators, and hope to work tirelessly to ensure that every child who enters our schools is supported with the world- class instruction that they deserve.

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Milestone: Alex Carter (VA '03) Publishes Book for Parents of HS Students

Additional Information


2010 Ed. D; Walden University


2001 M. ED, University of Virginia

1994 James Madison University, B.A.