King and Queen County Public Schools has named as its new leader starting July 1, Dr. Carol B. Carter. Carter earned her doctorate degree in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership from the College of William & Mary in 2012. She also holds a master’s degree from William & Mary in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Secondary Mathematics. She has been a resident of King and Queen for the past 17 years.
Larry Horsley, Buena Vista School Board District representative, 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 of experience in education. She has served as the principal of King and Queen Elementary School for the past four 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 seven years in Louisa County. Carter’s bachelor degree from Fairmont University in West Virginia is in Mathematics (7-12) and Library Science.