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ASCD Executive Director Gene Carter to Step Down

After 22 years as the executive director and CEO of Alexandria, Va.-based ASCD, Gene R. Carter will retire June 30, the group announced today.

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Prior to joining ASCD, formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Carter was superintendent of schools in Norfolk, Va. for nine years. During that time, he was selected as the first National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators. Carter also worked as a teacher, public school administrator, and university professor. He received his doctorate in instructional and curricular practice from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1973.

In a press release, Carter stated he is "anxiously looking forward to assuming the status of Emeritus Executive Director and, most of all, beginning the next chapter in my life with my family, friends, and colleagues."

ASCD is a 150,000-member international education organization that provides professional development, advocates for policy shifts, and publishes books and other resources for educators and administrators.

Judy Seltz will serve as the served as the acting executive director during the transition. Seltz is currently ASCD's chief constituent services officer and deputy executive director.

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