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Four Questions for Michelle Moore

Aug 04, 2015 03:02PM ● By Audrey Sellers

In July, the Carroll ISD school board appointed Michelle Moore as the newest Place 1 Trustee. She fills the vacancy left after Trustee Craig Rothmeier resigned in May. Moore will serve on the Board until the May 2016 election when voters will elect a candidate to serve out the remaining final year for Place 1. Moore can decide whether or not to run in the May 2016 election. The seat will come up for election again in May 2017.

Moore has been an active volunteer in Carroll ISD serving in multiple capacities. She is a board member on the Carroll Education Foundation and serves as the Grants Committee Chair. Moore was also a member of the district’s Strategic Planning Committee and is active in the PTO. This year, she was recognized as the Eubanks Intermediate School Volunteer of the Year.

We caught up with Moore to get her take on CISD and why she’s passionate about volunteering within the district.  

Southlake Style: Why did you choose to step in and fill the school board vacancy?

Michelle Moore: I had a personal goal to run for School Board, but I wanted to wait until my youngest child had completed elementary school. Although we still have one more year to go, the opportunity to serve now was one that I could not pass up. I believe my professional work experience at the United Negro College Fund combined with my extensive volunteer involvement in CISD have prepared me well for this role. I am honored to have been appointed and look forward to serving the Dragon community in this capacity.

SS: What would you say is Carroll ISD’s greatest asset?

Moore: That’s a hard question. There are so many great assets in Carroll ISD … talented students, outstanding schools, excellent teachers, committed leaders, engaged parents, etc. If I had to pick just one, I believe it’s our Dragon tradition of excellence. This tradition sets us apart from school districts across the nation and brings us together as a community to meet the needs of each student and help them achieve excellence. I am proud to be a Dragon and am grateful to be in a school district that truly does what it can to help each student reach their full potential.   

SS: In what ways can the district improve?

Moore: Having participated in the Strategic Planning process, I’m excited to support and learn more about the many action items recommended to improve our schools and empower students to be active participants in their own learning. I believe the Strategic Plan will be an excellent road map to improving the District overall and ensuring that we are striving to be better and do better.

SS: What do you find most fulfilling about volunteering within Carroll ISD?

Moore: Giving back to our schools and the Southlake community over the past six years has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It’s hard for me to say “no” when asked to help because I want to use my time and professional skills and experience to help in any way I can, particularly to support our students and schools. I have met and developed friendships with some of the most amazing and generous parents, teachers, administrators and community members through my volunteer roles. And, I believe I have set a great example for my kids that serving one’s community and making a difference can truly be life changing.