BIO OF MICHAEL B. CARRAUTHERS, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael B. Carrauthers has committed his life to the educational process. Dr. Carrauthers has over 29 years of experience in urban education as a teacher, department head, and administrator. His area of expertise is in urban education, "At-Risk" students, single-gender education, school culture and climate, and student achievement data analysis. Dr. Carrauthers holds 2 bachelor's degrees and a Master's degree in Education, an Educational Specialist Certification in Educational Administration, a Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate, a Michigan Administration Certificate in Elementary, Secondary, and Central Office Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies all from Wayne State University. Dr. Carrauthers was 2010 Detroit Public Schools Teacher of the Year and 1 of 20 finalists state-wide for 2010 Michigan Teacher of the Year. He has served in various capacities in education as a teacher, instruction coach, assistant principal, and principal.
Dr. Carrauthers was a co-author of the School Improvement Plan and curriculum framework for Frederick Douglass College Preparatory Academy for Young Men, originally an alternative boys school in the Detroit Public Schools. His work resulted in Douglass being taken off of the "High Priority Schools" list by the Michigan Department of Education in 2010. In addition, Douglass made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2 consecutive years during 2008-2010. Only 7 DPS high schools have that distinction and no DPS alternative schools besides Douglass have achieved this status. While at Douglass, the senior graduating classes from 2009 to the present have achieved 100% college acceptance.
During his tenure at Central Collegiate Academy in Detroit, Dr. Carrauthers refined the instructional delivery at Central that resulted in 65% of the students achieving 1 grade or higher in Reading and 76% of the students achieving 1 grade or higher in Math since the beginning of the 2012 school year on the NWEA Assessment. Dr. Carrauthers wrote the framework the testing protocols and instructional delivery that assisted in Central Collegiate Academy being removed from the 5% worst performing schools list from the Michigan Department of Education in 2014.
Dr. Carrauthers is an expert in designing the framework for turnaround and alternative schools. He has written research on transforming underperforming schools, bullying, educating boys of color, and developing culture and climate in schools. He currently serves as an administrator and test coordinator at Old Redford Academy Preparatory High School in Detroit. Dr. Carrauthers is celebrating his 23rd year of marriage to his wife Wendy and they have one son Brandon, who is a chemistry major at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dr. Carrauthers is a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ in Detroit
Dr. Carrauther’s Omega Resume
- Served as the Undergraduate/Intermediate Representative to the Supreme Council.
- Assisted in the planning and development of the 1989 Leadership Conference in Baltimore and 1990 Grand Conclave in Detroit.
- Served as the 10th District Talent Hunt Chair, from 2006-2008, 2012- 2015. Served on the International Talent Hunt Committee during these time periods.
- Created the concept of the International Talent Hunt Foundation in 2006 and presented the same to the International Talent Hunt Committee in 2006. Foundation was approved at the 2010 Grand Conclave in Raleigh, NC.
- Life Member #3210
- Currently serve as the Region X Director of the Omega Life Membership Foundation. While on the OLMF Board, introduced the Legacy Giving Program where donors make contributions to OLMF through life insurance policies and the Timed Giving Program where donors make contributions to OLMF through monthly donations for a specific amount.
- Currently serve as basileus of Nu Omega Chapter in Detroit, the largest Omega Chapter in the 10th District and the 9th largest chapter in the fraternity.