- Born in Austin, Texas, during the Bicentennial.
- Family moved to Dripping Springs in 1984.
- Graduated from Dripping Springs High School in 1994.
- Participated in many academic and extracurricular activities while in Dripping Springs including; UIL (won first place in the district modern oratory competition in 8th grade), Hi-Steppers (was on drill team from 1990-1994, serving as an officer from 1991-1994 and captain in 1994), class vice-president (1990-1993), member National Honor Society, PALS, editor of the school yearbook (1994).
- Graduated from Southern Methodist University (with degrees in political science and communications) in 1998.
- Member of Sunset Canyon Baptist Church in Dripping Springs since 1999 (Previously served as a member of the Children’s and Personnel Committees and as a Sunday School teacher in the Youth Department for grades 11 and 12).
- Vice President of Advocacy, Quality and Health Policy at the Texas Hospital Association since 2013. Served as the Director of Advocacy and Health Policy at the Texas Pediatric Society, the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2002-2013.
- Married to John Davidson Kroll. Two children; Lily Claire Kroll (13-years-old) is in eight grade at Drippings Springs Middle School, Jack Heffington Kroll (10-years-old) is in fourth grade at Walnut Springs Elementary School. Lily Claire and Jack are 5th generation Dripping Springs public school students.
- Received the Austin Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Award in 2004 for her advocacy on behalf of children.
- Member of the Dripping Springs Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) from 2009 to 2012, serving as its chair in 2011-2012.
- Supporter of the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead Museum and the Dripping Springs Education Foundation.
MESSAGE FROM CARRIE
I am a product of the Dripping Springs Independent School District. Don Forester was the principal when I attended Dripping Springs High School (1990-1994) and his advice to us was always, “remember who you are and where you came from.” It was most likely his attempt at thwarting inappropriate behavior but it is indeed a good life lesson. I attribute much of the person I have become to many diverse experiences. However, I do give special praise to the combined attention I received in Dripping Springs; the teachers, administrators and the special emphasis on the whole child which ensured I excelled in extracurricular activities in addition to the classroom.
I am passionate about children. I’ve spent a good portion of my career advocating for Texas children and the issues that impact their health and safety. Along the way, I’ve had two children and in wading through the happiness, wonder, trials and tribulations that come with wearing many hats have quickly learned that it takes the individual, family and community to truly make an impact in the life of a child. I am running for a third term on the Dripping Springs Independent School District (DSISD) Board of Trustees because I have enjoyed the ability serving on the Board has allowed me to give back to the community.
I believe that as a trustee, I fill an important role both as someone who was educated in Dripping Springs schools and as the mother of school aged children in the district.
Dripping Springs is a wonderful place to raise children and that is in large part because of the school district. Supporting the district and being in a position to help guide the future of the district is indeed a privilege.
My volunteer role as a member of the DSISD board of trustees has allowed me to directly tackle difficult issues facing our district while serving as an ardent and vocal supporter not only of public education but of the individual educational needs of each of our students.