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Donald E. Carter
Superintendent , Kern High School District

CSU Bakersfield

M.A. Educational Administration (1985)Credential, Educational Administration (1985)
  • Began his teaching career in 1976 as a science and mathematics teacher at Bakersfield High School and started coaching at his high school alma mater, West High. While still teaching, he returned to CSUB to further his education, earning both an M.A. degree and an educational administration credential.
  • Continued in the classroom until 1989 when he began his administrative career as Dean of Students at East Bakersfield High, followed by Assistant Principal of Instruction/Technology at Bakersfield High School.
  • After receiving a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne in 1994, he served as Director of Business Administration for the Kern High School District, Principal of Bakersfield High School, and Kern High School District Associate Superintendent for Instruction.
  • In addition to an impressive career in administration, he has taught at the college level at Bakersfield College, University of La Verne, and Point Loma University. Currently serves as the Superintendent of the Kern High School District, California’s largest 9-12 high school district with more than 35,000 students and 3,500 employees.

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