Director of Education Research
Dr. Carol Winter’s educational career has spanned a diversity of roles, from the classroom to the front office to the boardroom as well as teaching and leading PK through graduate school students. Carol has worked with students, their families, and her educator colleagues in rural, suburban, and urban school districts. As a school principal and elected Board of Education member, Carol’s expertise in educational policy, student-centered, collaborative leadership, school culture and climate, school and community engagement, wrap-around services, communication, strategic planning and culturally responsive practices has enabled her to serve diverse learners.
Carol earned her PhD in PK–12 Educational Leadership and Administration from Kent State University and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Eastern Michigan University. She also has taught as an adjunct instructor for Kent State. Carol merged her commitment to community service and passion for student-centered education serving as a Board of Education member for twelve years. Carol is licensed as an administrator and teacher in Ohio and Michigan. She also carries current certification in the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and the Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES). Carol is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Ohio Association of Elementary School Principals (OAESA), and the Ohio School Board Association (OSBA).