Dr. Geraldine Harper-Carter of Reston, longtime teacher in D.C. Public Schools who retired in 2004 died July 21, 2014, in Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA. She received her bachelor’s and master’s from Howard University, and her doctorate from Nova in “Florida in 1995. Retired principal Thomas J. Kelly of John F. Cooke Elementary School, said she was “indeed a master teacher,” and credited her with being instrumental in helping develop the first math and science schools in D.C.
She married Russell Carter a resident doctor. Though their marriage ended, two loving daughters, Robyn and Harper came from that union. Dr. Carter is survived by her two daughters, Robyn Harris (Cory) and Harper Carter (Karim Sahli), and three grandsons: Kai, Jace, and Idrissa Harris. There will be a memorial Mass Friday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas a’ Becket Catholic Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston, VA.