Specializing in Middle and High School Math and Teacher and Leader Effectiveness

Carlene Kirkpatrick currently serves as our Director of Project Management. Her team is responsible for successful project implementations to all clients by prioritizing and managing multiple complex initiatives and projects, delivering project requirements on-time, and within scope. She oversees all project teams to ensure customer satisfaction through a successful implementation to ensure full client adoption.

Prior to moving to Performance Matters, Carlene served as the Program Manager for the Division of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at the Georgia Department of Education where she managed the former Truenorthlogic’s Platform, TLE Electronic Platform. Before moving to the state department, Carlene served as an instructional mathematics coach and taught mathematics for eleven years at both the middle school and high school levels. She was recognized for her innovation in the classroom as a State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Carlene has also served at the national level. In 2011, she served on the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) committee to review, revise, write the Model Core Teaching Standards. In that work, Carlene also served on the committee to finalize the Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers. She also served as a discussant on the panel for Professional Development for the SCEE National Summit on Educator Effectiveness in 2013. In 2009, Carlene also served on the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Mathematics Standards Review Team to revise the NBCT Mathematics Standards.

Carlene holds her Bachelor of Science degree in the middle grades education with an emphasis in mathematics and science and a Master of Arts degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics, both from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In 2003, she earned her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics and renewed in 2013.