Dr. Carletha Shaw-Rolle is a 28-year educator who works with principals and school staffs to help enrich organizational culture to improve school performance.
Carletha believes less leadership is more leadership and that the best leaders create flattened organizations where they push leadership down to every level. She thinks every person has the potential for leadership and that it is the leader's job to tap into those abilities. She believes that the best leaders give people what they need to do their jobs and then get out of their way.
Carletha is a Barbara L. Jackson Scholar and has presented her work on the relationship among leader influence actions, organizational culture and performance outcomes at the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and the American Educational Research Administration (AERA). She served as president of the Broward County Chapter of the National Alliance of Black School Educators for more than a decade fighting for equitable treatment, resources and opportunities for students of African descent. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. In 2015, Legacy Magazine named her one of 40 Most Influential Women in Florida.
Most recently, Carletha served on the crisis response team for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where on February 14, 2018, 14 students and 3 staff members lost their lives to a school shooter. She has worked tirelessly to support the school as it works toward returning to a sense of normalcy while simultaneously championing students at MSD and other schools within the district to use their voice to speak truth to power about gun reform. Carletha founded The Bernice Shaw Foundation, a public service and social justice advocacy organization that assists children from marginalized families to actualize their dreams of a college education.
Carletha holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Florida. She recently earned a PhD in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University, making her the first in her family to earn the top degree. She is the proud mother of Taylor-Ashley Shaw and the faithful and loving wife of Philip Anthony Rolle.