Dr. Carol Wooten is the co-founder and first Superintendent of Propel Schools. She served in this capacity for ten years and continues in the role of consultant for STEM activities and high school programming. She taught biology and other sciences for 18 years and served as a high school principal in the Riverview SD, worked with curriculum and instruction in the Mars Area School District, and served as a middle school principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and superintendent of the South Side Area SD. She worked as a researcher and evaluator for the University of Pittsburgh on the New Futures Project aimed at drop out prevention in the Pittsburgh City High Schools. She served as co-chair of the C and I committee for PA ASCD, where she served on the executive board. Her international experiences include research in Taishi-Cho, Japan, and Augsburg, Germany. She continues to serve on the executive committee of the Western PA Forum for School Superintendents. She serves on the board of directors for Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity, Let's Move Pittsburgh, the New Century Career Board, and the Frieda Shapiro Center for Learning at CCAC. She serves on the Educational Advisory Committee at Point Park University and is an adjunct professor a the University of Pittsburgh's APS Department. Dr. Wooten received the Excellence in Educational Leadership award in 2011 from the University of Pittsburgh's University Council for Educational Administration and the 2013 Departmental Alumni Award for the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University at the University of Pittsburgh.