Adam Carter
Chief Academic Officer


  • Achievement gap
  • Assessment
  • Character education
  • Charter schools
  • College readiness
  • Curriculum
  • Education reform
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Personalized learning
  • Research and methodology

Adam Carter is the chief academic officer at Summit Public Schools. He leads the academics and R&D team, which works to ensure that students and educators across the nation have the tools and support they need to be empowered, self-directed learners. Carter began his career in public education as a high school English teacher, receiving the California Association for Employment in Education’s Outstanding New Teacher Award. In 2003, he became the founding English teacher at Summit Preparatory Charter School. He also taught in schools in Indonesia and Argentina, and he founded and directed the Innovative Schools Programme with an NGO in Jakarta. He returned to Summit in 2011. Carter holds a bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College and a master’s from Stanford University.