About Caroline Hunter

Because service never stops...

Born and raised in segregated New Orleans, Louisiana in a Catholic household, Caroline Hunter was exposed to volunteerism at an early age. Caroline graduated from Xavier University Preparatory High School before continuing on to Xavier University of Louisiana, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1968.

Working in Cambridge, MA for Polaroid Corporation as a Research Bench Chemist, Caroline’s volunteerism in the Greater Boston area started at the Roxbury Multi-Service Center where she expanded middle school students’ science knowledge and encouraged them to consider science careers. Through Polaroid, she participated in the Boston Youth Motivation program, visiting several Boston Public Schools to encourage students to stay in school and expose them to career opportunities. Caroline discovered her love of teaching when volunteering to tutor adults who worked at Polaroid’s Inner City Training Facility in Roxbury and did not have high school diplomas; she was eventually trained and certified by Brandeis University to teach GED classes.

In the late 1970s, after organizing a grassroots anti-apartheid movement, Caroline started substitute teaching at Cambridge Rindge & Latin and was subsequently hired as a Chapter One Math Teacher at CRLS’ alternative school, the Group School. Over the course of Caroline’s 34-year career at CRLS, she held a number of roles:
- Student Government Advisor, running the Student Service Center; 
- Chair of the Concerned Black Staff;
- AVID Teacher; and
- Assistant Principal.

Harvard: Masters of Education

Concentration: Administration, Planning, and Social Policy

Antioch Graduate Center: Masters of Education

Concentration: Adult Learners/ Adult Basic Education

Xavier University: Bachelor of Science 

Concentration: Chemistry with minor in Mathematics


Cambridge Rindge and Latin School: Assistant Principal

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School: Mathematics Teacher 

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School: Student Government Advisor

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School: Mediation instructor, teaching on assignment, teaching fellow, and supervisor of student teaching program

Cambridge Workforce: Princeton Review SAT Prep Teacher

SchoolWorks, Inc.: Curriculum,  Resource Developer, and Education Coordinator

Boston Area Self-Help Education Committee (AHEC): Curriculum,  Resource Developer, and Education Coordinator

Education Collaborative: Science Teacher / Basic Skills Tutor

World of Water Program: Science Teacher, New England Aquarium

DARE, Inc. & BAHEC: Curriculum Developer and Science Teacher

Workshop Developer, Curriculum Developer, and Researcher on various projects and initiatives 


* Dr. Effie Jones Humanitarian Award: In Recognition of Exceptional Commitment to Ensuring Equity for Minorities, American Association of  School Administrators, The School Superintendents’ Association Annual Conference on Education, Nashville TN, February 2014

* Rosa Parks Memorial Award, National Education Association, NEA Human & Civil Rights Committee, Awards Dinner: Human and Civil Rights Heroes: Making History in Challenging Times, Washington DC, July 2012

* Amandla Award: For Enduring Dedication to Justice and the People of South Africa, South African Partners, Boston MA, May 2012

* Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award, Massachusetts Teachers Association, May 2011

* Certificate of Appreciation, Youth@Work Initiative, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York District Office, New York State, Jan 2005

* Appreciation Award, First Annual Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Providers Workshop, Transition House, Boston MA, 2005

* Mentor of the Year, Kids Need A Chance, Cambridge MA, 2001 State Advisory Council Service Award for Seven Years of Service, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, Department of Educational Councils, Malden MA, 2000

* Mentor Service Award, Kids Need A Chance, Cambridge MA, 2000

* Citizen of the Year, Achievement Recognition Luncheon, Omega Psi Phi, Iota Chi Chapter, Boston MA, April 1999

* Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding & Dedicated Volunteer Service, Xavier University, New Orleans LA, 1997-1998 

* Co-Recipient of First Benjamin Spock & W. E. B. Dubois Peace & Justice Award, City of Cambridge Peace & Justice Commission, Cambridge MA, 1997

* Certificate of Appreciation, Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs, State House Boston MA, 1997

* NAACP Education Award, Annual MLK Banquet, NAACP Cambridge Branch, Cambridge MA, 1996

* Certificate of Appreciation, James E. Lewis Middle School, Boston Public Schools, Boston MA, 1996

* Romaine La Prophetesse Award, Haitian Club, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge MA, 1995

* Principal's Outstanding Service Award, Principal E. Sarasin, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge MA, 1993

* Outstanding Service to the Children of Cambridge, Black Student Union, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge MA, 1993

* Distinguished Service Certificate, Cambridge Teachers Association, Cambridge MA, 1989

* Outstanding Contribution to Education Award, Women's History Committee, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge MA, 1988

* Conant Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA, 1988-1989, 1989-1990

* Above The Call Of Duty Award”: Development of Innovative Programs, Cambridge School Department, Cambridge MA, 1988

* Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, Finalist, Commonwealth of MA, Governor’s Office of Educational Affairs, State House, Boston MA, 1987

* Horace Mann Teacher Award, Cambridge School Department, Cambridge MA, 1987

* Recipient, Marian Davis Scholarship, Davis-Putter Fund, Boston MA, 1976 &1977


* Have You Heard From Johannesburg: The Bottom Line  Connie Field, Producer, www.clarityfilms.org, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Production, 2009

* Left on Pearl, 888 Women’s History Project, Producers, Cambridge MA, 2010

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