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Sherry Carr - District II

Overview


Sherry Carr is serving her second term on the Seattle School Board as the elected School Director for District II. Elected in November, 2007, Sherry is currently the Board President and Chair of the Executive Committee. She has previously served as the Audit & Finance and Operations Committee Chair and as a committee member on the Executive and Curriculum & Instruction Policy Committees.

Sherry Carr is a longtime education advocate and past President of the Seattle Council PTSA, a 12,000-member all volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the 47,000 students in Seattle Public Schools. She began her education service as a parent and PTA leader at Daniel Bagley Elementary, which her daughters attended. As PTA President, Sherry was part of a parent-led initiative to revitalize Daniel Bagley Elementary by opening a Montessori Program and adding an arts program focus.

She served as a board member for the Alliance for Education and for Schools First and was a co-chair of the 2007 Schools First Levy Campaign, which raised $887 million in funding for Seattle Public Schools. Sherry was selected by Superintendent Manhas as a member of the Community Advisory Committee for Investing in Educational Excellence, commissioned to issue sweeping reform recommendations for Seattle Public Schools aimed at achieving academic excellence and establishing fiscal sustainability.

In her professional career, Sherry is a senior manager in Business Operations supporting Boeing’s Shared Services Group (SSG). Previously Sherry was a senior Finance Leader in Boeing Commercial Airplanes and has led numerous finance and operations initiatives during her nearly 25-year career with the company. Her areas of expertise are financial analysis and cost management, implementing accountability systems, and building high performing, collaborative work teams. Sherry was part of the team that addressed the financial impacts on the 767 Program after 9/11, and was a team leader on the development of the 787.

Sherry has been a board member for Pacifica Children's Choir and has volunteered for the Seattle Children's Theater and the Washington State Special Olympics.

Sherry received her BA from the University of Washington and her MBA from Seattle University. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Green Lake neighborhood. Her daughters have both attended Seattle Public Schools since kindergarten (Daniel Bagley, Eckstein).  Her oldest is a 2011 graduate of Roosevelt High School and attends the University of Washington.  Her younger daughter is a 2014 graduate of Nathan Hale High School and currently attends Western Washington University.

Community Meeting Schedule


Come meet with me to talk about our schools.

The Hearthstone at Green Lake (Retirement Home) at 6720 East Green Lake Way N in the chapel. Attendees will need to go through the front door (east side of the building) and reception will have to buzz them in. The chapel is located past the reception desk to the right.


Date Time Location
Saturday, May 23, 2015
(CANCELLED)
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hearthstone at Green Lake (Retirement Home) - 6720 East Green Lake Way N
Saturday, June 20 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hearthstone at Green Lake (Retirement Home) - 6720 East Green Lake Way N
Saturday, September 12 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hearthstone at Green Lake (Retirement Home) - 6720 East Green Lake Way N
Saturday, October 10 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hearthstone at Green Lake (Retirement Home) - 6720 East Green Lake Way N
Saturday, November 14 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM The Hearthstone at Green Lake (Retirement Home) - 6720 East Green Lake Way N


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Sherry Carr

Sherry Carr

School Board President
sherry.carr
@seattleschools.org

(206) 252-0040

Committees

- Executive Committee, President

Representing

- Bagley
- B.F. Day
- Green Lake
- Greenwood
- Hamilton International
Middle School
- Hazel Wolf K-8 (at John Marshall)
- Licton Springs K-8
- Lowell APP @ Lincoln
- McDonald Elementary
- Olympic View
- Sacajawea
- Stanford International School
- Whittier

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