Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Improve School Culture With 5 Principles

Dwight Carter is an award-winning education leader from Central OH. He has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal and is currently the Director of Student Support Systems for the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School District. 


He is the co-author of What’s In Your Space? Five Steps to Better School and Classroom Design (Corwin, 2016), Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-change (Corwin 2017/2021); and a contributing author to Because of a Teacher: Stories of the Past to Inspire the Future of Education written and curated by George Couros. His first solo book, Be GREAT: Five Principles to Improve School Culture from the Inside Out, was published recently (IMPress, 2022). 

What is the most challenging mental health issue in your school or district right now?: Anxiety and depression 

How is mental health currently addressed in your school(s), and what are the limitations?: Social workers, small group therapy sessions, SMART Labs, de-escalation strategies, Panorama playbook, focus on emotional intelligence

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BIO: Charle Peck is the co-creator of Thriving School Community, a revolutionary program designed for schools to improve mental health. With over 20 years of education and mental health leadership experience, she has the unique lens of both a certified teacher and a licensed clinical therapist specializing in trauma. Charle holds an MS in Education and an MS in Social Work. Her role as a high school teacher coupled with her work with children and families in crisis gives her incredible insight into solving youth mental health problems stemming from our schools. She is the co-author of Improving School Mental Health: The Thriving School Community Solution and a global keynote speaker delivering powerful messages of hope to educators. Connect with Charle at: and on Twitter at: @CharlePeck







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