Samuel Casey Carter is president and director of research at Carter Research, a strategic advisory and operations consulting firm to the education industry. Across his career Casey has been CEO of Faith in the Future, president of National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company that operates just under 100 schools in nine states, president of CfBT USA—the U.S. affiliate of CfBT Education Trust—the head of global corporate social responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the executive director of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Foundation.
Casey is also the author of On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character published by Corwin Press/SAGE International and No Excuses: Lessons from 21 High-Performing, High Poverty Schools. His articles, essays, and columns have appeared in more than 180 newspapers and magazines, including, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Detroit News.
After receiving a bachelor degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis in philosophy and mathematics, Casey studied theology at Oxford University and philosophy at The Catholic University of America.
He is the father of three daughters: Kirby (19), Casey (18), and Lucy (15) and married to Nancy Dubé, the former Canadian downhill ski champion and co-founder of both Home2US and 1GlobalMedia.