School Closure Extended by Governor Reynolds

On Thursday, April 2nd, Governor Reynolds ordered an extension to the school closures through April 30th. This means our CRCSD buildings and schools will...

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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