Alvin ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools



The Alvin Independent School District Board of Trustees named Carol Nelson as the lone finalist for superintendent.


Nelson was announced as the finalist during the Alvin ISD General Board meeting on April 9, 2019. She currently serves as the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources for Alvin ISD.


“I am humbled that the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees has entrusted me to serve in this capacity,” Nelson shared. “For the past 23 years, I have been honored to serve as an educator in Alvin ISD. I look forward to working with our community, our staff, and with the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees as we look toward the future.”


Nelson is married to Bill and they have 3 children, Emily, Rob and Katie. She has experience as a classroom teacher, campus librarian, assistant principal, principal, and associate superintendent.


“Alvin ISD has played a huge role in the life of my family.  My three children, and my husband, graduated from this district and it is truly an honor for me to be able to serve the district that has played a huge role in our lives.  I’ve witnessed first hand the value that this district brings to our community and I’m looking forward to working with our faculty and staff as we strive to provide our students with the best possible educational experience,” said Nelson.


Nelson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake; and has her master’s degree in education from the University of Houston – Clear Lake.


Alvin ISD Board President Nicole Tonini said Nelson was chosen for her capability, talent, and heart to serve our District. “During the interview process, it was obvious that Mrs. Nelson was uniquely qualified to lead this District in to the future. She truly believes that Alvin ISD is a vision driven organization that will continue to focus on serving each student as an individual.”


By law, the board must wait for 21 days before voting to hire Mrs. Nelson. The school board is scheduled to vote to offer a contract on April 30, 2019. 


Mrs. Nelson will replace Dr. Buck Gilcrease, who, in November, announced his retirement from public education.