Carol G. Peck Chair
Carol G. Peck is the former President and CEO of the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona. She was selected as National Superintendent of the Year during her 16 years as Superintendent in Alhambra School District in Arizona. During her tenure, Dr. Peck created, developed and implemented a variety of winning programs that significantly raised student achievement in a large urban district. Her business partnership program brought in $1.3 million each year for programs to help ensure the success of Alhambra students. As a business leader, Dr. Peck collaborated with key government, business and education officials to encourage, support and facilitate systemic educational changes statewide. As a noted co-author, she stresses the importance of "high, yet realistic goals" in her book, The Best Kept Secret to Achieving Successful School Management. Additionally, Dr. Peck has authored many journal articles and presented on "Raising Student Achievement by Raising Expectations" throughout the United States, China, Australia, and South Africa. She also writes a regular column for the Arizona Republic, highlighting successful education programs throughout the state.