Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jennifer Carter, Superintendent
Mrs. Jennifer Carter grew up in the Goldmine Holly Springs community and is a 1995 graduate of Hart County High School. Following graduation, she attended Piedmont University and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2 ½ years. Her teaching career began in Banks County in January of 1998. After completing the FY98 school year, she returned to her hometown and accepted a teaching position at Hartwell Elementary.
Mrs. Carter reentered Piedmont University for the purposes of obtaining a Master of Arts degree in 2001 and an Education Specialist degree in 2003. She added her leadership certification from the University of North Georgia in 2008.
Mrs. Carter served as a special education teacher for seven years and a second-grade teacher for two years before being named Assistant Principal of Hartwell Elementary. During this period of time, Mrs. Carter's most memorable moment was being named Teacher of the Year for her school and system.
In 2012, Mrs. Carter transferred to the Central Office to manage the district's federal programs and coordinate state and local assessments. In 2015, Mrs. Carter was named Associate Superintendent for the Hart County Charter System with much of her work relating to school improvement. She oversaw elementary curriculum and instruction, professional learning, and various federal programs and was instrumental in creating the district’s successful instructional coaching structure. Most recently, Mrs. Carter’s title has transitioned to Superintendent.
Mrs. Carter and her husband, Michael, have four children: Ashley, Lauren, Landon, and Harrison. Michael is a local builder and general contractor. Landon is a recent Hart County graduate and plans to attend North Georgia Technical College this August. Harrison will be a third grader at North Hart Elementary in the fall. The family runs a layer farm in the Airline community and serves as active members of Cross Roads Baptist Church.