Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Carroll ISD Names New Deputy Superintendent

During the Board of Trustees regularly scheduled Board meeting on April 19, the CISD Board of Trustees unanimously named Dr. Courtney Carpenter as Carroll’s new Deputy Superintendent.

With more than 23 years of experience in education, Carpenter brings a wealth of knowledge to this role, and is is known for her strategic approach to goal implementation while engaging stakeholders in defining key measures of success that are driven by community and staff. She previously led Midlothian ISD as the Interim Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Administration overseeing curriculum departments, professional learning and leadership development.

“With her years of experience as an administrator, principal and teacher, Dr. Carpenter will be an asset to CISD,”  said Superintendent Dr. Lane Ledbetter. “Dr. Carpenter is known as an innovative thinker and a connector, and she believes in forging relationships and bringing all perspectives to the table for dialogue and problem solving. Our district is excited that she will make Carroll her professional home.”

Dr. Carpenter earned her Bachelor’s degree in Academic Studies from Sam Houston State University, her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from University of North Texas, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Carpenter has been married for 22 years to a teacher/coach, Craig, and together they have two children, Kelsey, who is a freshman at the University of Texas San Antonio, and Kasen, who is a sophomore in high school.

Dr. Carpenter’s leadership experiences and professional memberships include:

  • Interim Superintendent, Midlothian ISD (present position);
  • Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Midlothian ISD (1 year);
  • Executive Director of Innovation and Learning, Midlothian ISD (2 years);
  • Principal, Midlothian ISD (6 years);
  • Assistant Principal, Glen Rose ISD, Rock Dale ISD, Cleburne ISD, Midlothian ISD (5 years);
  • Teacher, Pittsburg ISD, Alvarado ISD, White ISD, Glen Rose ISD, Rockdale ISD, Midlothian ISD (8 years)
  • Professional Memberships;
    • Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
    • Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
    • Future-Ready Superintendent Leadership Network (FRSLN)
    • Association of Supervisor and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

“This is an incredible opportunity to join the CISD team. Carroll ISD has an incredible tradition of excellence and I look forward to joining such a dynamic group of leaders and learners,” said Dr. Carpenter. “I am honored to serve this community.”

In her new role at Carroll ISD, Dr. Carpenter will supervise, evaluate and develop campus leadership throughout the district, and her position will be instrumental in the creation, implementation and oversight of the district strategic plan to ensure alignment, consistency and accountability. The Deputy Superintendent’s position will focus upon latest research to provide innovative approaches to meet the needs of all students, staff and the community.