BREAKING: Alvin ISD names lone finalist for superintendent


The Alvin ISD board of trustees named Carol Nelson as the lone finalist for superintendent, according to a press release sent out by the district. Nelson was announced as the finalist at the April 9 board meeting.

“I am humbled that the Alvin ISD board of trustees has entrusted me to serve in this capacity,” Nelson said. “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 serves as the associate superintendent of human resources for Alvin ISD. She also has experience as a classroom teacher, campus librarian, assistant principal and principal, according to the press release.

“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,” Nelson said in a press release.

Nelson has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, according to the press release.

Alvin ISD board President Nicole Tonini said Nelson was chosen for her capability, talent and heart to serve the district, according to the press release.

“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,” Tonini said at the board meeting, according to a press release.

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

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

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Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. In her tenure as a reporter, she has primarily written about education, health care and transportation.
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