Dr. Carlos Grant will be the interim principal at Washington High School for the 2016-2017 school year, pending board approval. Dr. Grant joined the District in 2014 as the Metro High School Principal and is currently Executive Director of Personalized Learning, Middle Level Education and Partner Development.
“I am extremely excited about joining the Warrior Family,” said Dr. Grant. “Being an educational champion is my primary focus in my life. I deeply believe that we have a responsibility to prepare citizens with the ability to thrive in this world. It is life or death for many of our students in this country, and I believe that education is the new currency.”
Born in Winston-Salem, NC and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Education from South Carolina State University, a Master’s of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University, and an Educational Doctorate (Ed D) in Educational Leadership and Superintendency from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has over 17 years of experience in the educational field, including six years as a high school science teacher, an Assistant Principal in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and an Academic Director of York Preparatory Academy (K-12 public, charter school).
“I appreciate Dr. Grant’s desire and willingness to bring his talents and expertise to this position at Washington High School and to provide stability and leadership,” said Dr. Brad Buck, Superintendent. “He also values and recognizes the importance of his role in preparing the school community for a permanent principal in 2017-18.”
Dr. Grant resides in Marion, IA with his wife (Michelle) and two wonderful children, Cameron (11) and Cayden (9). Beyond being an avid golfer and reader, he spends a tremendous amount of time in community activism through his involvement with a variety of groups to include the Metro North Rotary, Iowans for Gun Safety, Cedar Rapids Safe, Equitable, and Thriving Task Force and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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