Keesha Carter is the High School Assistant Principal for grades 9-10 at South Carolina Connections Academy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in teaching from Charleston Southern University. Ms. Carter began her educational career in 2001 and joined Connections Academy in 2013. She shares her story below:
“I knew early in my childhood that I wanted to become an educator because I turned every experience into a learning opportunity. I enjoy working with students, imparting knowledge, and facilitating student learning. I have been both a middle school and high school teacher in a variety of school environments throughout my career, and in between, I have worked in the corporate world. Eventually, I returned to my passion of being an educator. I am thankful for my third grade teacher for recognizing my potential, and for helping me to realize that being an educator is what I truly desired to be.
In an online school, I have the ability to take the time to work with students individually, which I couldn’t do in a bricks-and-mortar school. Students can also be invited to targeted LiveLesson® sessions for additional help and support, or I can get on the phone with a student to discuss an assignment. I can focus on the individual without distraction.