Dr. Amie Carter Elected Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Amie Carter holds a decisive lead in the Sonoma County superintendent of schools race. With about 106,463 ballots counted, 72.27% of voters have supported Carter, who needs a simple majority of ballots cast to win.
Carter, a resident of Petaluma, will take the top job at the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) after spending two years as assistant superintendent in charge of educational services at the Marin County Office of Education. Before that, she served as assistant superintendent in Novato Unified School District and spent several years as a principal in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District.
After the other candidate on the November ballot, Brad Coscarelli, withdrew from the race in August, Carter has been a frequent presence at SCOE. She has been meeting with staff since mid-September and getting up to speed on ongoing projects and organizational priorities. That work will continue before she formally takes office on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
“Dr. Carter is highly qualified and, with her commitment to equitable outcomes for all students and building a strong teacher workforce, is well-equipped to move SCOE into the next decade,” said Dr. Steven Herrington, the current Sonoma County superintendent of schools, who is retiring at the end of the year. “The community will benefit greatly from her leadership.
“Dr. Carter and I have developed a plan to make the transition in leadership as seamless as possible.”