C.K. was a high school English teacher from 2002-2015 and taught English 9-11, ESL English 9, and Reading 10 at a brick and mortar school. She also taught High School Journalism from 2003-2015. In addition, C.K. taught for an online school for 4 1/2 years teaching English 6-12 and Writing Strategies. Her experience also includes being the teacher of record for an Adult Education Credit Lab for English 9-12 and Journalism 1 for a total of 9 years. C.K. recently left the teaching profession to focus on her writing career.
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C.K. is an award winning children's book author, earning a 2014 Silver FAPA President's Book Award for her first book, The Castle Across the Street. She also won a Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Award in December 2014, for her second book My Silly Dog Gus. In addition, C.K. is a three time, first place winner for The Palm Beach Post High School Journalism Adviser of the Year Award and she also received second place twice for the same award.
BA in Literature from University of Central Florida
A native of South Florida, C.K. Carter graduated from UCF in 2001 with a B.A. in Literature. Since graduating, she worked as a high school English teacher and award-winning journalism adviser. C.K. started writing her first children's book in 2011, after telling her eldest son an improvised bedtime story. His constant requests for the tale prompted her to write it down and begin her publishing journey. In 2012, C.K. enlisted the illustration services of her former newspaper student, Ricardo J. Rodriguez, to create the pictures for the book, which was published August 6, 2013. Her first book, The Castle Across the Street, was awarded a Silver President's Book Award on August 9, 2014 by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. A year after losing her first dog, C.K. wrote and published her second book, My Silly Dog Gus, as a reminder of the happiest and funniest times with the family pet. My Silly Dog Gus was awarded a Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Award in December 2014. C.K. published her third book, The Castle Across the Street: Prince Jackson Goes to School, in Summer 2015 and has plans for other books to follow. All books have been lexiled and have printables available (grades K-2) on TpT. For more information, please visit my website: www.ckcarterbooks.com