Larry Cartner, Ph.D.

Director of Residency Licensure

Hedrick Administration Building

Dr. Larry Cartner has served K-12 education across the state of North Carolina.  He is a retired superintendent, having served three different school districts. He also served as a district turn-around specialist for the NC Department of Public Instruction, specializing in low-performing schools.  In addition, Dr. Cartner has served as adjunct faculty at Belmont-Abbey University, Gardner-Webb University, and NC State University.

Dr. Cartner holds degrees from Pfeiffer University, Winthrop University, and Vanderbilt University.  His dissertation work at Vanderbilt University reflected some of the early work on developing reflective practitioners in education, as well as developing positive school culture. Dr. Cartner’s work in K-12 education centered on student achievement in at-risk environments, teacher efficacy, and school change.

Dr. Cartner is a past-president of the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (NCASCD) and served on the national board of ASCD.