Meet educator Michaela Carter, a 2006 Checotah graduate, with her Associates Degree in Business Administration and General Studies, Masteries in Child Development from Connors State and her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, minoring in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University. She also holds a certificate in Emergency Management.
Though this is her first year to have her own classroom, Carter has been assisting at Marshall Elementary for eight years: three years as a special education para, four years as a prek para and one year as a kindergarten para.
Carter stays involved with the community through schools events and as part of the Checotah Football Booster Club.
She stated she was influenced into being a teacher because of her children.
“After seeing my own boys struggle with school, I decided that I wanted to become a teacher to help them and children in general,” Carter said. “I love seeing the smiles on their faces when they learn something new and have that ‘Aha moment.’ There’s nothing better.”
“I really don’t have any hobbies besides being a mom. My boys keep me busy running from one field to another since they both love to play football and baseball.”
Carter has two boys: Dallas Carter, who is 17 in the 10th grade and Dalton Carter, who is 15 and in 9th grade.