Equity, Inclusion and Engagement: How to Reach and Teach Teen Identities

Dr. Chaunte Garrett

Dr. Chaunte Garrett serves as superintendent of a K-12 campus in North Carolina. Under her leadership, the campus is enjoying the success of having met academic growth across content areas and with all subgroups of students. At the foundation of this work is creating equitable learning opportunities and a “whole child” approach emphasizing high quality instruction, STEM learning opportunities, Social-Emotional Learning and Services and College and Career Preparation opportunities.

Prior to this role, she served as chief academic officer, director of accountability, building level administrator, instructional specialist and teacher. In these roles, Dr. Garrett successfully supported and led school transformation efforts in urban and rural school districts. In this work, she’s supported schools in seeing remarkable gains in student achievement by way of grade level proficiency and academic growth. Dr. Garrett’s areas of expertise are instructional leadership and coaching, school turnaround, data analysis to support improved achievement, curriculum design and implementation, equitable learning opportunities, dismantling inequities, developing sustainable professional learning communities and whole child opportunities and partnerships.

A 2014 ASCD Emerging Leader, her work with ASCD includes serving as a contributor to Educational Leadership (EL) Magazine, a blogger and design team member on topics such as whole child education, instructional coaching, instructional design, instructional leadership, accountability, equity and racism. She serves as a featured speaker and presenter at ASCD Empower and a cadre of conferences. She also consults with schools and organizations to provide professional development.

Dr. Garrett earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education from NC Agricultural and Technical State University. She received her Master’s in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision with a concerned in Curriculum and Instruction from North Carolina State University.

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