An educator for nearly 40 years, Susan McCarter has been the Director of College Counseling at GPS since 1998. She has been active in several professional organizations and served as the president of Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling in 2016 and 2017. In 2007, she received the Larry West Award for outstanding leadership in admission counseling, the highest distinction given by SACAC. Additionally, she has served on several college advisory boards and the NACAC finance committee and has presented at multiple regional and national conferences. Prior to GPS, McCarter was an English teacher in the Hamilton County Schools District and was the Director of Coordinate Programs at GPS and McCallie. She received a degree in English Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.