• About John & Carol Carlson

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    Whereas, John and Carol Carlson have dedicated a combined 74 years of their professional lives serving families of the Chandler Unified School District.


    Whereas, Carol helped shape the lives of thousands of youth as a kindergarten, first and second grade teacher, a teacher specialist, early childhood specialist and coordinator of summer school programs for students district wide during her tenure with Chandler Unified School District.


    Whereas, Carol demonstrated leadership skills by serving as president of the Chandler Education Association, developing and directing preschool programs, securing early childhood block grants, serving as a consultant for the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Program and co-authoring the Giggles, Squiggles and Squirms home learning program for parents of preschoolers.


    Whereas, John influenced many youngsters in his role as a teacher, coach and district Athletic Director, developing young men and women who would be successful in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in life.


    Whereas, John has earned numerous honors acknowledging his tremendous contribution, including state coaching accolades, lifetime achievement recognition, the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Trailblazer award, induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and City of Chandler Sports Hall of Fame.


    Whereas, John and Carol exemplified the spirit of caring educators that reflect the core values of Chandler Unified School District as they interacted with students, staff and the community at large.


    Whereas, John and Carol love the City of Chandler and the Chandler Unified School District, and remain committed to the students, families and colleagues, past, present and future.


    Therefore, in appreciation of this couple’s remarkable work, it is with great honor that Chandler Unified School District names its 30th elementary school, which will open in 2012, in honor of John and Carol Carlson.


    As presented by Superintendent Dr. Camille Casteel and signed this 24th day of August 2011.



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