Sherry Carr - District II
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 Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee and has previously served as the 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 currently attends Nathan Hale High School.
Community Meeting Schedule
Come meet with Sherry to talk about our schools.
Meeting location is Bethany Community Church at 8023 Green Lake Drive in the Christian Education Building (corner of N 81st and Stone Ave N). The entrance can be accessed from N 81st Street, next to the playground.
|Saturday, April 13||8:30 - 10:00 am||Bethany Community Church - Christian Education Building, CE Brick Room, 8023 Green Lake Dr|
|Saturday, May 11||8:30 - 10:00 am||Bethany Community Church - Christian Education Building, CE Brick Room, 8023 Green Lake Dr|
|Saturday, June 8||8:30 - 10:00 am||Bethany Community Church - Christian Education Building, CE Brick Room, 8023 Green Lake Dr|