John A. Carter
John A. Carter, PhD, is former principal of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He previously served as director of mathematics and assistant principal for teaching and learning at Stevenson. He taught mathematics for 19 years at Community High School in West Chicago and Stevenson.
As a teacher and professional developer, Dr. Carter's work focuses on teaching mathematics for understanding, student engaged learning, and developing student reasoning. As a presenter and lesson-study facilitator, he works with teachers to examine their instructional practices, further their content knowledge, and improve student achievement.
Dr. Carter has served on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board of Directors, and he was a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics committees, task forces, and writing groups. He received the 1993 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and 2000 T. E. Rine Secondary Mathematics Teaching Award from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dr. Carter earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in education, and a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a doctorate in mathematics education from Illinois State University and completed postdoctoral work in educational administration at Loyola University Chicago.