Following a national search, Noble Academy has announced Amanda Carter will take the helm as the school’s new Head of School for the 2018-19 academic year. She succeeds current Head of School Linda Hale, who announced her retirement following the 2017-18 academic year.
“I am honored and excited to be the next Head of School at Noble Academy,” Amanda Carter said. “Noble Academy will remain Greensboro’s leading institution for students with learning differences, as it has been for the past 30 years. Working together with the School’s amazing faculty and staff, we will continue to give students who learn differently the opportunity to receive the education they need and deserve to reach their highest potential.”
Carter joined Noble Academy in August of 2015 as the school’s Dean of Students and holds over seven years of administrative experience in independent schools serving students with learning differences. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management from Kent State University. While previously employed at the Lawrence School in Ohio, and during her tenure at Noble Academy, Carter has a proven record of building relationships, fostering growth, and implementing programs and processes that benefit the students along with the school communities that she has been a part of.
“The Head of School Search Committee was immediately impressed by Amanda’s depth of knowledge in the non-profit arena, her vast fundraising experience, and more importantly her unwavering dedication and determination to support all students to become the best that they can be,” Board Chair, Bethany Carter says.
Carter and Hale will work closer together prior to Hale’s departure on July 1, 2018. A special educator for 36 years, Hale joined the school’s Board of Trustees 11 years ago before being appointed Head of School in 2012.
“I am looking forward to working closely with Amanda during the second part of the year to help with a smooth transition for our school community,” Hale said. “I’m confident that I will be leaving the School in very capable hands. The future is very exciting for Noble Academy.”
Bethany Carter added, “While there is no denying the void that will be left following Linda’s retirement, we are excited about the opportunities and growth for Noble Academy under Amanda’s leadership. The Search Committee, along with the Board of Trustees, understands that the single greatest responsibility was to find a strong and worthy Head of School for Noble Academy.”
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