Career educator and administrator Tim Carter, currently the Yavapai County School Superintendent, was named to the Northern Arizona University (NAU) College of Education Hall of Fame this past winter.
The citation praised Carter for “distinguished service, accomplishments and contributions made to all levels of education during his lifelong career.”
“I did not expect this,” Carter said. “I am extremely honored and humbled by it.”’
The recognition was awarded during ceremonies at the High Country Conference Center on the NAU campus.
Carter graduated from high school in Tombstone and attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree. He later earned a master’s of arts in secondary education at NAU in 1978.
His teaching career began in 1973 at Alchesay High School in the White Mountains and then Antelope High School. In 1979, Carter and his wife Linda, also a teacher, moved to Prescott where he taught at Prescott High school. In 1991, he was named assistant principal; and in 1996, principal, a position he held until he retired in 2003.
During a brief retirement, he was an adjunct professor at Yavapai College, University of Phoenix and NAU.
In 2005, he was appointed by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors as county superintendent. He has since been elected five times to that position.
Carter has served on the Arizona State Board of Education, where he has served as president and vice president.