On April 30, 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 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.” 

Nelson is married to her husband, Bill, and they have three 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 said Alvin ISD prepared all her children for success after high school. Her oldest, Emily, graduated from Trinity University and then went on to medical school, which she graduates from in May. Her middle child, Rob, graduated from The University of Texas in Austin and is now in his second year at UT Dental School in Houston and her youngest daughter, Katie, graduates in May from The University of Texas in Austin and will attend Texas A&M Veterinary School in the fall. 

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

As Nelson assumes the role, her plans include working closely with the school board and the community to continue to provide an engaging education and unique and rigorous learning opportunities for each 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.” 

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