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Cordell Carter, II - National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Washington D.C. Metro Area, MD, US

Cordell Carter, II

Vice President, Operations | National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Washington D.C. Metro Area, MD, UNITED STATES

Innovative Social Sector Executive



Cordell Carter, II is founder and board chairman of Social Sector Innovations, a product incubator that launches products and services for the social sector. This collaboration of professionals is currently incubating iParentsApp (an app that engages diverse parent groups on K-12 education), CommonCoreU (a teacher driven Common Core State Standards training tool) and the Center for Middle School Innovation (a plug and play innovation curriculum for middle school students).

Cordell has multi-sector experience in strategic planning, business development, operations, advocacy. He formerly served as Vice President for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Business Roundtable in Washington, DC; he was a senior leader of a six department, 800 employee, $50MM division in a 48,000 student urban school district; an international attorney focusing on carbon emission trading credits in Germany; and management consultant (IBM & Deloitte).

Industry Expertise (3)

Public Policy



Areas of Expertise (3)

Business Engagement in Education Reform

College and Career Readiness

Stem/Innovation Minorities

Education (3)

University of Washington: B.A., Political Economy 1998

University of Notre Dame Law School: J.D., Law 2007

Indiana Bar Admission

Carnegie Mellon University: M.S., Public Policy and Management 2000

Affiliations (6)

  • Broad Residency in Urban Education
  • Heinz School Alums
  • PPIA Fellow
  • Bosch Fellow
  • Net Impact
  • Aspen Institute

Event Appearances (8)

STEM Means Jobs

US News STEM Solutions Leadership Summit  Dallas, TX


Business Engagement in Education Reform

ACT National Board of Directors Meeting  Washington, DC 20001


Are we ready for Common Core State Standards?

Council of Chief State Schools Officers Legislative Conference  Washington, DC


Career and Technical Education Panel

Association for Career and Technical Education - National Policy Seminar  Washington, DC


Workforce Readiness Panel

The Conference Board - Workforce Barometer Roundtable  New York, New York


Business Engagement and STEM Education

2012 Engineering Deans Public Policy Colloquium - American Society of Engineering Education  Washington, DC


National Perspectives on STEM Education

National Defense Industry Association Workforce Conference  Phoenix, Arizona


STEM Workforce Panel

National Center for Women in Information Technology Conference  Washington, DC




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