Rick Carter Named First Principal Advocate Champion

Athens, AL, July 24, 2018 --- Dr. Rick Carter, director of innovation programs at Athens City Schools, was announced as the first recipient of the Principal Advocate Champion award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Policy & Advocacy Center.

During the recent 2018 National Principals Conference in Chicago, Illinois, the NASSP Policy & Advocacy Center announced a new award. Recognized quarterly, the Principal Advocate Champion is awarded to someone who has made a powerful impact on the direction of public education policy through their personal engagement with state and federal policymakers and their ability to organize grassroots support behind NASSP advocacy initiatives.

Dr. Carter was recognized for being an advocate who has dedicated his time to advancing the policy and civic priorities of school leaders, public education, and students across America and Alabama.

In Alabama, Dr. Carter is very involved with the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) and the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP). He is an active member of the CLAS Legislative Network (CLN) and meets with the state lawmakers throughout the legislative session, helping to advance public education.

Before his current administrative role with the district, Dr. Carter was a high school principal and educator for 14 years. For his outstanding commitment to his school and students, he was named the Alabama Principal of the Year in 2013.

To learn more about this national organization, or the recognition that Dr. Rick Carter received, visit http://blog.nassp.org/microblog/principals-policy/