Alvin ISD School Board Votes Unanimously to Approve Carol Nelson as Superintendent of Schools

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On April 30, 2019, the Alvin ISD School Board voted unanimously to approve Carol Nelson for the position of superintendent. The Alvin ISD Board named Nelson as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent on April 9.


“I am thankful to the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve this community and our nearly 26,000 students,” Nelson said. “I look forward to continuing and expanding upon the legacy of excellence that has been established,” she added.


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, all in Alvin ISD.


“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 such a large part in our lives,” said Nelson.


Nelson will take over for Dr. Buck Gilcrease, who retired from pubic education in November.


As Nelson assumes the role, her plans include working closely with our School Board and our community to continue to provide an engaging education and unique and rigorous learning opportunities for each individual child.


“Over the past couple of years, we have added programs to meet the needs of the whole child,” Nelson shared. “Our students have the opportunity to participate in numerous academic and extracurricular programs throughout our diverse district.  As our district continues to grow, our priority will be to remain focused on the value and success of each individual child.”