King and Queen County Public Schools will have a new leader starting July 1, Dr. Carol B. Carter, a resident of King and Queen for the past 17 years. Larry Horsley, Buena Vista School Board District representative, who resigned at the end of the April 15th School Board meeting stated, “In selecting Dr. Carter as the next superintendent of King and Queen County Public Schools the Board put the future of the system in the hands of a resident of the county. Dr. Carter has a vested interest in the community as a citizen and as one of its leaders. She will bring new perspective to the position of superintendent because she is a constituent like the parents and guardians of the students we are all here to serve. Her success as King and Queen Elementary School’s Principal has been remarkable and been pivotal to the school’s continued accreditation. We have full confidence that Dr. Carter will execute her new role with the same compassion, fortitude, and resolve as she has throughout her already accomplished career.” Carter has 24 years’ experience in education. She has served as the Principal of King and Queen Elementary School for the past 4 years. During the past year she has also served as the Director of Special Projects (Transportation). Prior to that, she was Assistant Principal at Bruton High School in York County, math teacher for 10 years in New Kent County and 7 years in Louisa County. Carter earned her doctorate degree in Education Policy Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary in 2012. She also holds two master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Secondary Mathematics and Administration and Supervision (K-12). Carter’s bachelor degree from Fairmont University in West Virginia is in Mathematics (7-12) and Library Science.
Why is registering on time so important? While next school year seems a long time away, there is a lot that goes on between registration and the first day of school. There are advantages to you, your child, and the school when you register on time. It is very important to register your child on or near the time of the registration date, as this allows the school to divide classes appropriately and equally, using all the information gathered from the kindergarten entrance screening. It also provides more accurate numbers, which aid in ordering materials and supplies, such as textbooks. Please pass the word, to others in the county who have incoming kindergarten students, about the upcoming Kindergarten Registration Day on April 29th to ensure the best turnout possible.
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