Kim Carter

Kim Carter

Kim Carter is the Executive Director of the Q.E.D. Foundation, an organization of adults and youth working together to create and sustain student-centered learning communities. The 1991 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year and 1996 New Hampshire Media Educator of the Year, Kim is passionate about democratic schooling, educational equity, and learning theory, and has decades of expertise in developing adult and youth capacities for co-constructing learning experiences inside and outside of school. She serves on the NHASCD Executive Board, is a long-time Coalition of Essential Schools affiliate, and contributes to the Education Reimagined collaborative community.

Kim’s expertise and interests include: developing adult and youth capacities for co-constructing learning experiences and co-creating learning communities; designing and implementing highly effective learning and assessments; proficiency-based pathways; high school redesign; and leveraging technology in service of all of the above. A staunch believer that we are all good learners, Kim has developed and applied her expertise designing and implementing educational programs and schools that elevate and authorize students as partners in the learning process, including Souhegan High School, Making Community Connections Charter School (MC2 School), New Hampshire and Rhode Island’s Extended Learning Opportunity Pilot programs and Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network.

About the Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship

The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellows are a diverse group of education leaders from around New England, each selected for their vision, contributions, and impact in the student-centered learning movement in the region. The Fellows’ overarching goals are:

  1. to investigate, use, and promote effective renditions of student-centered learning (i.e., personalized, competency-based, student-owned, and anytime-anywhere) in the New England region and beyond; and
  2. to communicate research findings in ways that make them actionable and accessible for policymakers and practitioners to maximize students’ academic achievement, particularly for those students who have been historically underserved.

The Distinguished Fellows work alongside research teams, youth researchers, and other key partners of the Research Collaborative to build the evidence base for student-centered learning and to bridge research, practice, and policy.

Learn more about the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative.

The Students at the Center Distinguished Fellowship is generously funded by The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

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