Saturday, September 23, 2023

CISD Names New Executive Director for Special Programs

Carroll ISD has named Tyisha Nelson as the new Executive Director for Special Programs. Nelson has been dedicated to the field of education for 16 years, and comes to Carroll from her most recent role as principal of Handley Elementary School in Garland ISD.

Nelson was approved by the Board of Trustees at the July 17 board meeting, during which she said she is “truly humbled for the opportunity to serve the Carroll community.”

“I am thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to be a contributing member of a student-centered educational organization that exemplifies excellence. I am passionate about education and how it transforms lives,” said Nelson. “All of my words, actions and decisions will always align with Carroll’s six core values.”

Her tenure includes: teaching elementary general education for two years and special education for six years, supporting teachers as an Elementary Support Specialist, and creating specialized intervention plans for students as an Educational Diagnostician.  Additionally, Nelson has served as the assistant principal and principal of two different gifted and talented magnet academies. At Kimberlin Academy for Excellence, she led the staff and students to their 2015 National Blue Ribbon recognition.

“I am extremely excited about the approval of Tyisha Nelson to the position of Executive Director for Special Programs,” said Janet McDade, CISD Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. “Mrs. Nelson brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a passion for motivating, educating and empowering students, parents and her colleagues.”

“I truly look forward to building and maintaining strong, positive relationships with our students, staff and Southlake families,” said Nelson. “It’s gratifying to hear every single employee express their happiness about working for such an exceptional district.”