Hello, Eagle Community! My name is Dr. Nicole Carter, and I will proudly be serving in the role of Principal at Big Walnut High School for the 2023-24 school year. My experience does not begin in the Big Walnut School District. Prior to my employment at BWHS, I was an educator at Canal Winchester High School for twenty years and an administrator at Reynoldsburg High School Summit Campus for seven. I completed my bachelor’s at the University of Rio Grande, and both my Master’s and Doctorate from The Ohio State University.
My passion for relationships, academic success, and growth are all a part of my plan to continue the district’s mission to inspire and guide our students at BWHS. As I begin my journey in the Big Walnut School District, my hope is to not only prioritize a strong focus on academic achievement but develop and continue business partnerships that serve the Big Walnut community. With this plan, I will embrace and drive real world experiences that include, but are not limited to, the 21st century competencies that students need for future success. At BWHS, we feel that an Eagle represents Excellence, Acceptance, Growth mindset, Leadership and Effort. In addition, it is important that we nurture and maintain collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to ensure the tradition of excellence at BWHS.
Currently I reside in Westerville with my husband, Brian. We have three children, Haylee, Hanna, Dylan, and grandson, Oliver. Education is definitely not a novelty in my family. In fact, a rich history of educators exist that include two of our children, Hanna and Dylan, who are currently teachers in Ohio and Michigan.
With a diverse and extensive educational experience, I will help continue the academic success of BWHS students to optimize learning opportunities. My philosophy is that in order to educate and truly drive the success of ALL students we must work together. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”- Keller.
Dr. Nicole Carter