CEF Announces Six New Board Members and Five New Officers

December 19, 2018 (Southlake, TX) — The Carroll Education Foundation announces the appointment of six new members of its Board of Trustees, as well as the full slate of officers and board members for 2018.

New Officers: Kathy Talley (Chair), John Irvine (Vice Chair), Julie Doyle (Secretary), Mary O’Toole (Treasurer), Jessica Byrne (At Large), Sarah Mason (Past Chair).

New Board of Directors: Leslie Barrows, Rebecca Hindman, Tracey McDevitt, Kirran Moss, Diane Thomas and Theresa Wright.

Returning Board of Directors: Robin Austin, Ed Bunner, Michelle Clay, Boulton Fernando, Brian Hodges, Heather Jarvis, Alec Knight, Douglas Lies, Nolan Ogden, Stephanie Pennington, Chris Prokopeas, Sherri Williams, Annie Zvonecek.

All six of our newest Board members embody a passion for education in CISD and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them join our efforts as the foundation transforms to strengthen the relationship with the district and make a deeper impact in our schools. ”, Laura Grosskopf, Executive Director.

Nominations originated from both a public press release and internal nominations by both current board members and advisors. Each board member provided information on experience regarding career, philanthropy, CISD involvement, CEF support and areas of interest to serve. A Nominating Committee made up of current board members reviewed the applications and spoke with each candidate to determine the best fit for each open position.

New appointees exude a wide range of experience including a former Carroll ISD teacher, a former CISD PTO President and other active PTO members, graduates of CLASS (Carroll Leadership Academy for Supporting Success), CISD Strategic Planning Committee members, a very active Southlake Chamber of Commerce member and other district and community efforts. New members also have professional experience in marketing, fundraising, sales and law which covered the open positions. One thing in common – all have supported CISD and CEF.

The Carroll Education Foundation is excited about a transformative year in 2018. At the Carroll ISD Board of Trustee meeting on 12/18/17, CISD and CEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding which demonstrates recognition of the assistance and contribution made by the foundation solely for the benefit of the district and its strategic plan.

For more information about the Carroll Education Foundation, please visit www.carrolleducationfoundation.org.