ANN ARBOR – Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, superintendent of schools for Ann Arbor Public Schools, recently announced the appointment of Mr. Ché Anthony Carter as the new principal of Huron High School.
Carter has served as the principal at Clague Middle School since 2013. He began his career with the Ann Arbor Public Schools, teaching first and second-grades at Bryant Elementary and later as principal of Pattengill Elementary. While serving as Forsythe Middle School assistant principal, he also held a mentoring role as the assistant coach of the Huron High School football team.
“I am overjoyed to have the privilege to serve as the next principal of my alma mater, Huron High School, featuring the International Baccalaureate World Program,” Carter said. “Huron has always been a special place where parents, teachers, staff and the community care for each other and build positive relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth. In solidarity with the Huron team, I am committed to the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and academic excellence.”
Carter received a Bachelor of Science in Language Arts from Eastern Michigan University, where he was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year from the College of Education. In addition, he received a Master of Arts, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction degree from EMU.
Carter brings a lifetime of experience, education, and deep ties in the Ann Arbor community as an alum of Huron, as well as serving as a teacher and administrator within the Ann Arbor Public Schools for many years. He has achieved a proven record of leadership excellence at Clague Middle school, named a National School to Watch in 2017 by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform; his depth and breadth of life and leadership experience give him a unique perspective and preparation that will serve the Huron community well.
Superintendent Swift extended a special thank you to the teachers, staff, parents and community members who served on the interview teams during a robust selection process.