Kathryn P. Carter, M.Ed. - also known as KP Carter, The Literacy Whisperer – is a lifelong educator. During her 35-year career in education, she served children, colleagues and families in various roles including Director of Language Arts and Testing, Reading Specialist, and Supervisor.
Throughout her career, Kathryn:
provided English Language arts district oversight
designed and implemented curriculum/programs
developed and implemented instructional methods
created programs to disrupt literacy gaps between children of color and other groups
From an early age, Kathryn knew she would be a teacher. She majored in education at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kathryn graduated with honors and earned a B.A. After graduation, she spent an entire year as a per diem substitute teacher. The experience fueled Kathryn’s passion for children’s literacy. She was determined to further her education and improve students' academic outcomes. Kathryn applied for and was awarded a full fellowship in the Reading Specialist program at Kutztown State University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania where she earned a M.Ed.
Currently, Kathryn is an educational consultant, children’s book author, and speaker. Her goal is to elevate, energize and encourage children to become reading rockstars. She is the author of The Lizzie B. Hayes children’s book series about a precocious eight-year-old and three generations of her colorful family. Her historical fiction series is just right for children ages 8-12. Through her Ten Steps to Reading Success © parent workshop, participants learn tips and strategies to support children on the journey to success in school and in life. Kathryn is available to speak about children's literacy development and tips for aspiring authors.
Kathryn is the mother of two amazing adult sons. A native of New Jersey, she currently resides in North Carolina. Her days are filled with writing, tutoring, conducting author visits, and conducting parent workshops. Kathryn's home library is filled with mysteries, children’s books, science fiction, professional literature, and biographies. Swimming, dancing, and playing her viola helps Kathryn maintain an active lifestyle. Volunteering with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., brings joy to Kathryn’s life.
My goal is to elevate, encourage, and energize children on their journey to become reading rockstars!
~ KP Carter
KP's Favorite Things!
Favorite Books: One Crazy Summer, Some Places More Than Others, Path to My African Eyes, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Every Living Thing, and The Tamara Halye Mystery Series
Favorite Food: Pancakes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie, collard greens, shrimp scampi, BBQ chicken, and all salads!
Favorite Places: Tanglewood Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania, Disney World, New Jersey Historical Society, museums, and my bed after a long day!
Favorite Activities: Crossword puzzles, dancing, beaches, libraries, walking in the park, writing, reading, swimming, visiting my sons.