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.