Carlton has spent thirteen years in the area teaching Spanish in Washington region’s most successful charter and independent schools, including Maret. He has worked with all levels of students, from Spanish 1 to native Spanish speakers. Carlton holds a BA from Saint Bonaventure University, majoring in Journalism and Spanish. Carlton trained as a broadcast journalist and spent several years anchoring university television news and was an off-air reporter and field producer for WTTG FOX-5 in Washington. During his time at St. Bonaventure, Carlton spent a year at the International College of Seville to study Spanish art and culture. Since then, Carlton has returned to Seville several times to continue his study of language and culture. In 2009, he researched the global recession and its effects on the Andalusian capital for the House of Representatives Page School. 

Carlton’s approach to teaching uses the ‘relationships over everything’ model. He believes that students who are comfortable with the person sitting across from them are more likely to do well in the course and connect with the material through that person.

Besides being a mentor and flamenco aficionado, Carlton works professionally as a property manager in Washington, D.C.