« New Jersey May Be Next State to Adopt Common Science Standards | Main | District Leaders Mostly Back Common Core, But Troubled by Implementation »

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.

Dr-Gene-R-Carter-400px (3).jpg

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.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments

  • Linda: My problem with homework is they give too much and read more
  • Seo Article Writer: Hello I just see your site when I am searching read more
  • Car Insurance Guy: Ah!!! at last I found what I was looking for. read more
  • cyptoreopully: Hey there everyone i was just introduceing myself here im read more
  • Connie Wms: Good grief. We have gone round and round forever with read more