This year, Nancy Carter took on a new role in Milford School District after spending fourteen years as an elementary school teacher and five as a Reading Specialist in the district. When students arrived at the school last week, they found her in the role of Assistant Principal at Mispillion Elementary School.
“I have always worked to help my fellow teacher colleagues and all the students I came in contact with,” Ms. Carter said. “I wanted to be able to expand my role to have a greater impact with students and teachers. I feel very fortunate to be expanding my role within our school. Mispillion is a special and caring community of which I am proud to be a part.”
Ms. Carter, who has been married for 33 years, says that she has always felt that serving the community was an important part of teaching. In fact, she instilled the same sense of community in her own children. Her daughter, Sheena, works in a Delaware hospital, her son Reed is a firefighter out of state and her youngest son, Devin, is attending college and plans to become a police officer. Ms. Carte holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Education as well as a Master’s in Educational Leadership. She also holds a Master’s in Reading.
At Banneker Elementary School, Ms. Carter taught grades three, four and five. During several school years, she looped, a process that involves students having the same teacher for the next grade. She looped third to fourth grade as well as looping fourth to fifth grade for several years.
“The elementary school years are important and exciting times for students as they grow as readers and writers, scientists and mathematicians,” Ms. Carter said. “What happens during these years will have lasting impressions on their growth and development.” Ms. Carter says that her goal as assistant principal is to provide the leadership necessary to facilitate a school environment that is safe respectable and enriching, goals she believes are critical for students to achieve the best possible academic instruction.
Ms. Carter says that she hopes to continue to provide students with a challenging and enriching school experience by working as a partner with families. Too often, people believe students only learn in school but the fact is that elementary school students are learning all the time. Students in early grades learn from parents, family members, community leaders and their surroundings as much as they learn from the teacher in the classroom. For this reason, Ms. Carter hopes to be a liaison between families, students and teachers to encourage learning.
“I am truly honored to accept this new role and look forward to continuing to work with Mrs. Wallace as well as the rest of our staff,” Ms. Carter said. “I feel very fortunate to be expanding my role within our school. I am confident that our school will continue to be a place where our students can learn and grow academically as well as socially.”
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