Newsmaker: Carol Wooten
Noteworthy: Recipient of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education's Departmental Alumni Award
Occupation: Superintendent and chief executive officer of Propel Charter Schools
Family: Husband, Edward Tomlinson; daughter, Caroline Andrews; son, Robert Wooten; two grandchildren
Background: The former superintendent of the South Side Area School District, Wooten is a member of the board of Pittsburgh Habitat for Humanity and chair of Three Rivers Connect's board. She's on the Point Park University Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee, the Let's Move Pittsburgh advisory board and the advisory board for the Frieda G. Shapiro Center for Learning at the Community College of Allegheny County. She's also on the executive committee of the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Emory & Henry College; Master of German Literature from the University of Memphis; Doctorate in Administrative and Policy Studies from Pitt
Quote: “It's an affirmation of the many, many years I've put in on behalf of children and young people.”