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Fort Smith School District names new principal pending approval by School Board in June




Chris Carter

Chris Carter has been named as the next Northside High School principal.


Carter, who grew up in Fort Smith, attended Sunnymede Elementary, Kimmons Junior High School and graduated from Northside High School in 1990. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from Henderson State University.


Fort Smith Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Morawski said, “We are excited to welcome Chris back to our district to assume this very important role. Northside High School has a long history of providing excellent opportunities for its students. In discussions with Mr. Carter, I believe he shares the district vision for high expectations for student success, building quality relationships with students and families, and a safe culture where students feel they belong and are supported.”


Carter said, “Coming back to Fort Smith is a dream come true.....I absolutely love my hometown and my Alma Mater. Go Bears!!!”


Currently, he is the principal of Magnolia High School in Magnolia, AR. He has served in this role since 2016.


Prior to this selection, he was the assistant principal at Northside and served as teacher, coach and assistant principal at Kimmons Junior High School (now Kimmons Middle School).


Carter’s position will be included in the Professional Staff Recommendations for the School Board in June.


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