Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright
Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools
“I am honored to serve Broward County Public Schools, the School Board, leaders, teachers, support staff, families, community and business leaders as we continue to move our District's mission forward to benefit the children of our community.”
Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright
Broward County Public Schools welcomed Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright as Superintendent of Schools on February 24, 2022. The School Board selected Dr. Cartwright to lead the nation’s sixth largest school district on February 9, 2022, following a national search for candidates. Dr. Cartwright had served as the District’s Interim Superintendent since August 2, 2021.
With “Students First” as her guiding principle, Dr. Cartwright is committed to ensuring all students receive a high-quality education, collaborating with stakeholders, creating partnerships and building relationships.
Dr. Cartwright’s career in public education has spanned 26 years, previously serving as Superintendent of Schools for Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin. She also worked for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) for 17 years, serving as Associate Superintendent for Exceptional Students Education (ESE) with responsibilities for supporting students and leading principals, central office administrators, instructional personnel and classified staff. Her leadership experience includes directing the Accountability, Research and Assessment Department at OCPS, as well as serving as Vice President of the American Educational Research Association for the Division of Research, Evaluation and Assessment in Schools, and President of the National Association of Assessment Directors.
Additionally, Dr. Cartwright taught graduate students as an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida. She has served on numerous committees and provided leadership at the local, state and national levels in the areas of school accountability, evaluation, research, assessment and exceptional student education.
She obtained additional administrative experience as a secondary-level school assistant principal and principal in suburban communities. Prior instructional experience includes serving as an elementary school music teacher and a middle and high school band director.
Dr. Cartwright earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Florida. She earned her Master’s in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she obtained an Educational Specialist degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Supervision.
She has been married to Dr. Carl Cartwright for 30 years and has a son, Dylan, who recently graduated from college.