Dr. Carlos Grant

Executive Director of Middle Level Education

Carlos Grant

Phone: 319-558-1131
E-mail: cgrant

What are the responsibilities of your office or department? 
I lead and manage operations of the District’s six middle schools. I am responsible for administrative supervision of all programs for personalized learning and for all instructional services provided in partner-based programs. As a member of the Office of Learning and Leadership (OLL), there is a strong focus on developing instructional leaders’ (Principals and Assistant Principals) capacity through targeted coaching along the Marzano Leadership Framework. Likewise, I am focused on ensuring building leaders have the skills to coach teachers using the Marzano New Arts and Science of Teaching instructional framework. This intentionality is part of a strategic effort to expose students to 21st century technology and building capacity for differentiated learning experiences that will better prepare students for success with an emphasis on completing post-secondary education/training.

Professional History:   

  • Executive Director of Middle Schools (2017-present)--CRCSD, Cedar Rapids
  • Principal (2016-2017)--Washington High School, Cedar Rapids
  • Principal (2014-2016)--Metro High School, Cedar Rapids
  • Academic Director/Principal (2012-2014)--York Preparatory Academy, Rock Hill SC
  • Assistant Principal (2004-2012)--Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte NC
  • Biology Teacher (1999-2004)--Rock Hill School District and Beaufort School District

Fun Facts about Carlos: 
I see education as the great equalizer. As a young child growing up in poverty, I learned early that education was the key to ending the cycle of poverty in my family. I am motivated to be an educator through a desire to help others realize their dreams. I believe in intentional efforts that bringing high quality, excellent education to "our babies" state through the creation and implementation of innovative & results-driven practices. As fierce education advocates, we MUST change the landscape of public education. I am committed to cultivating the potential of each student that will result in all graduates becoming productive members of their community while ensuring they can also adapt to a diverse, ever-changing world.

I have been married 14 years and enjoy spending time with my spouse and our two children, Cameron (13) and Cayden (11). I love playing golf, reading murder mysteries, and watching movies. 

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