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Kim Carter, Ed.S.

Superintendent, Battle Creek Public Schools

Kim Carter, Ed.S., Superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools received her

undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN, Masters in

Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and Educational Specialist

Degree from the University of Michigan, Flint.


Carter began her professional service as a teacher in Kalamazoo Public Schools. As an

advocate for worker's rights and passionate educator, her tenure in KPS included

service as a teacher, union president, and elementary principal. During her tenure as

principal, Mrs. Carter created and implemented systems of change that successfully

increased achievement and aided the school in making adequate yearly progress under

her leadership. This success launched her work as a District Partnership Director with

Partners in School Innovation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen

teaching, learning and achievement in underperforming public schools and districts.

With over 20 years of experience in public education, equity, inclusivity and success for

every child she serves remains at the center of her work. Known for her collaborative

approach to leadership, Carter plans to continue to seek ways to create systems of

change that ensure all children have access to, and the benefit of, a high quality,

equitable public education.


In addition to her work as Superintendent for Battle Creek Public Schools, Carter serves

as a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Board of

Directors for The United Way of South Central Michigan, Board of Directors for Family

Children Services, the Superintendent’s Advisory Council for Western Michigan

University and the Educator Preparation Governing Council for Western Michigan

University. In addition, she serves as the Scholarship Chair for the Kalamazoo Chapter

of the Links, Incorporated and is a proud recipient of the 2012 Educator Liberator Award

and the 2019 Stand Tall Award, recognizing her ongoing commitment to equity and

excellence in education.

Kim Carter, Ed.S.
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