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Todd Carlton Joins Carroll ISD School Board

Aug 02, 2016 08:00AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Last month, the Carroll ISD school board appointed Todd Carlton as the newest Place 6 trustee. Carlton fills a vacancy left by Matt Kormann, who served one three-year term and had been elected to another three-year term before he resigned due to a family relocation.

Carlton will serve until the 2017 election, at which time he can seek reelection to complete the remainder of the three-year term. We caught up with Carlton to learn more about his experience and his aspirations as Carroll ISD’s newest trustee.

Southlake Style: Tell us a little about yourself. What’s your background?

Todd Carlton: I have been married to my wife Liz for 18 years and have two boys in the district (fourth grade at Old Union and eighth grade at Dawson). We have been in the district for nine years and have lived in this area for 16 years. I have an undergraduate degree from TCU, MBA from SMU, and I work for BNY Mellon Wealth Management as the Texas president.

SS: What inspired you to run for the Carroll ISD school board? 

Carlton: Over the last several years, I have had the good fortune to work with the district’s Strategic Planning Committee as well as the Capital Needs Planning Committee. During that time, I gained great insight into the current state of the district and many of the issues that the district will face in the years to come. When Place 6 became available, I looked at my experience with the district and knew that it would be useful serving on the school board. 

SS: What do you find most fulfilling about volunteering in CISD? 

Carlton: Working with the district has provided me the opportunity to work with a cause that directly affects my family as well as my friends and neighbors. As Southlake residents, we have limited time to spend and unlimited opportunities to spend that time. When I found opportunities that benefited not only the district but also those I care about, I jumped at the opportunity to help.

SS: In your opinion, what does it mean to be a Dragon? 

Carlton: Being a Dragon means doing your best and striving for excellence. Excellence can come in many forms and ends up looking different for everyone, but at the heart of who we are as Dragons is the fact that each person does their best to achieve their own excellence.  

SS: What are you most looking forward to as the newest Place 6 trustee? 

Carlton: I am looking forward to working with the exceptional CISD administration, staff and parents as well as my fellow trustees to continue the work that has made Southlake Carroll the best school district in Texas and the City of Southlake a wonderful place to live.