Larry J. Carter, Jr., President – United Teachers of New Orleans
Larry began his teaching career in 1993. He chose Murray Henderson Elementary School on the West Bank of New Orleans where many of the children came from households without fathers or other male adults. As an African American male, he wanted to be a role model for students, a role he has always taken very seriously.
He has been serving proudly as United Teachers of New Orleans’ (UTNO) President since May 2008. He had previously served as a member of the UTNO Executive Council as well as a Grievance Specialist.
Larry has been an active member of UTNO since 1993, his very first year as a teacher. He would have continued teaching, but after seven years in the classroom he was offered the opportunity to serve both children and his fellow educators as a staff representative for the union. His work with UTNO allows him to extend union solidarity across all New Orleans school systems - New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS), the Recovery School District (RSD), and the charters. As UTNO President, his mission is to ensure that the voices of New Orleans professional educators, whether teachers, para-professionals, or clericals, continue to be heard, so the children of New Orleans will all have the opportunity to receive the high level of education they deserve.
Larry and his wife Tawanda Michelle Carter have been married for 13 years and have a 10-year-old daughter, Kye Marie Carter.