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Mr.  Carlton  L.  Kinard
Parenting Coordinator

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Parenting Coordinator

Carlton Kinard is a native of Newberry South Carolina where he attended the Newberry County Public Schools. After graduating from Newberry High in 2011, Carlton attended Newberry College where he majored in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies. Carlton was an active student on Newberry College campus. He was elected as SGA Vice President and the next year was elected the first African American Male SGA President. During his time as SGA President, Carlton received a Proclamation from the City of Newberry Mayor, Foster Senn, for his accomplishments and public service to his hometown of Newberry and Newberry College. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Carlton currently serves as the President of the Newberry County Branch of NAACP. Carlton Kinard is a member of The Call Me MISTER Program, which is a highly acclaimed program that recognizes the value and the need for a highly qualified and diverse teacher workforce. The Call Me MISTER initiative and successful model seeks to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background. Carlton has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the highly acclaimed Call Me MISTER Program.

Carlton Kinard is in his second year as the Parenting Coordinator at Newberry Elementary. While serving as the Parenting Coordinator, Carlton has partnered with community leaders, Newberry College, local churches, local business owners, corporate partnerships, and etc. to help provide a better support system for the students and families at Newberry Elementary. In January 2019, Carlton was a recipient of the Inaugural 4 Under 40 Award with the Newberry County Young Professionals. He has help organized many events and programs for Newberry Elementary as well, a couple are listed below.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Black History Month Living Wax Museum

F.A.S.T. Program

Grandparents Luncheon

Rocket "Launch" Buddy

Newberry College Jazz Big Band Performance

Newberry College Volunteers

Volunteers End of the Year Banquet

Midlands Reading Consortium

United Way Campaign (2017 & 2018 Winners)


Favorite Quote: "Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  ~President Barack Obama