Novi High School Principal Nicole Carter is one of three finalists for Principal of Year, an award jointly selected by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals and The Michigan Associations of Student Councils and Honor Societies (MASC/MAHS).
Carter has been in education for 25 years and has been an administrator for 13 years. Her nominators describe her as supportive, kind, respected and hard-working, but dedication to her school is the most salient quality.
Brian Langley, a Science Teacher at Novi High School said of Carter, “I realize I owe much of my charmed experience to her leadership...Principal Carter’s dedication to supporting others is unmatched.”
One of the student leaders in her building noted that “she makes sure that each student knows that they are her first concern and that her door is always open. I have never, ever seen a person more dedicated to the well-being of her students, her people, her community.”
The other finalists are Tom Lietz of Utica High School and Todd Simmons of Pewamo-Westphalia Middle/High School. The winner will be honored at the 2020 MASC/MAHS Student State Conference, the 2020 EdCon Conference and will be Michigan’s state representative for the 2020 NASSP Principals Institute in Washington D.C.