Elementary curriculum publisher announces new Chief Curriculum Architect

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Dr. Noelle Carter, formerly of Imagine Learning, is now chief curriculum architect at Studies Weekly.

Dr. Noelle Carter, new Chief Curriculum Architect at Studies Weekly

Dr. Noelle Carter, new Chief Curriculum Architect at Studies Weekly

“Making a positive impact on each child's learning experience is more important than ever before, and Studies Weekly is ready to make a difference. I feel honored to be a part of that mission.” - Dr. Noelle Carter

Studies Weekly announced Thursday the hiring of Dr. Noelle Carter as chief curriculum architect. Carter will help the company continue its efforts to provide the best possible curriculum product for teachers and students across the nation.

“We are so excited to have Noelle join our Studies Weekly family,” said John McCurdy, CEO of Studies Weekly. “Noelle brings not only a strong background in curriculum, but a wonderful history in product management. She really understands how to balance customer needs and expectations with the product development process. I believe many students, teachers, administrators, and our own employees will be blessed by Noelle’s decision to join the Studies Weekly leadership team.”

Carter comes to Studies Weekly from Imagine Learning, where she served as Chief Academic Officer. In her 10 years at Imagine Learning, she directed content development for its Imagine Reading, Language, and Literacy, Imagine Español, and Imagine Math products.

“Studies Weekly has a great reputation for creating a high-quality curriculum and for having a team of experts who are truly mission-driven,” Carter said. “Anyone would be excited to join a team anchored in quality and collaboration, but this year, the values of equity for students and flexible tools for teachers have been highlighted like never before. I believe that Studies Weekly is uniquely poised to fill those needs.”

Carter explained that students love Studies Weekly’s social studies and science content, teachers find the curriculum easy to use, and they are supported with additional resources and professional development.

“Studies Weekly’s seamless hybrid of print and technology gives teachers the choices they need to adapt to an ever-changing learning context. No matter what the technology proposition is in the classroom or when learning at home, Studies Weekly is there,” she said.

Carter has more than 20 years of experience in digital education, both teaching courses and developing digital courseware for Utah Valley University, the University of Alaska, and Western Governors University. Earlier in her career, she taught fourth grade in Wyoming and bilingual elementary school in both Utah and Mexico.

“Making a positive impact on each child's learning experience is more important than ever before, and Studies Weekly is ready to make a difference. I feel honored to be a part of that mission,” she said.

Carter has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University with a library endorsement from the University of Montana, a master’s degree in writing, and a doctorate in cross-cultural education from the University of Alaska–Fairbanks.

About Studies Weekly

Studies Weekly is a curriculum company based in Orem, Utah, that has been educating elementary students since 1984. Studies Weekly’s curriculum is uniquely presented in a printed periodical format that pairs with an interactive online learning platform. The company offers an award-winning K-5 social studies, science, and well-being curricula, adopted by state boards of education across the nation.

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