January is School Board Recognition Month, a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in the school district. This year’s celebration theme is “Super-Heroes for School,” as Carroll ISD joins the districts across the state to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of these outstanding community volunteers who commit their time to serve the district. The Carroll School Board Trustees will be honored with a special presentation at the board meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, as students and staff show their appreciation for the board’s hard work on behalf of Carroll ISD.
As parents of 17 current or former Dragons, the men and women of the Carroll School Board certainly have a vested interest in seeing that the district’s tradition of excellence continues. Trustees are elected to individual three-year terms and serve in at-large positions that are staggered by annual elections. Trustees meet twice monthly to discuss and act on school business, but are often seen daily in schools attending performances, sports competitions, awards ceremonies, art shows, parent meetings, staff receptions and special events.
Board officers for Carroll ISD include President Christopher J. Archer, Vice President Sheri Mills and Secretary Matt Kormann. Trustees include Read Ballew, Danny Gilpin, Michelle Moore, and Bradley Taylor. In addition to their servant leadership in CISD, the Trustees support their community through involvement in the Carroll Education Foundation, Kiwanis, Grace, Pro Players Foundation, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, All Pro Dads, Southlake Executive Forum, and National Charity League. In addition, each Trustee participates on at least on Board advisory committee.
Each of these Trustees brings a unique and crucial perspective to the Board, working together to support the students and staff of Carroll Independent School District.