Mr. Ron Carroll, Campus Director
Married 42 years to Mary (Aaron) Carroll
Two Daughters: La’Drena Carroll and La’Shanda Robinson
Three Granddaughters: Aliyah, Kaylise, and Trinity Robinson
I currently hold five degrees: two bachelors, two masters, and a doctorate. Having spent 20 years in the military I have been exposed to various educational settings in forty-one states and twenty-seven foreign countries for nearly 38 years. I have found that the single common denominator in all of this was leadership. In each case, leadership has defined the achievement and climate of the educational setting. I have been successful in choosing the right person for the job or changing job responsibilities to fit the organization. My experience at recruiting, hiring, evaluating, and motivating people have brought solid benefits to every organization I’ve been associated with.
I have also had great success in bringing up standardized achievement scores. I have found the best way to master the state standards is through “deep alignment.” This means aligning what is taught and how it’s taught to what and how it is being tested. Not doing this causes subgroups to fall further behind. I have provided focused staff development in disaggregating data, aligning the curriculum, and writing and presenting appropriate lessons in ways that prepare students for the future. Lesson delivery has been monitored by frequent administrative walk throughs.
I believe my mission as an educational leader is to prepare students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners to help themselves as well as our nation compete in the world market. I am concerned not only with their achievement but also with their development. To compete in the world market our students need not only understand the cultures within their community, but also beyond. Educational systems influenced by my leadership foster an environment where students achieve excellence while also receiving varied experiences.
I have been married for 6 years to the love of my life Brad Morrison. I have 3 amazing “bonus” sons Jackson, Noah, and Bradley and a beautiful daughter Brooklyn. We have a crazy mini Aussie named Princess Sophia who keeps us on our toes! I also sing on the worship team at my church and my husband and I lead a small group in our home every week.
I received my Bachelor’s in Education from the University of North Texas in 2007. I received my Master’s degree in Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington in 2017. I taught for 6 years before becoming an administrator. I have also served as a 504 coordinator, the Testing Coordinator and Assistant Principal. I am currently serving in the role of K-9th grade Principal and loving the new challenges and joys that it brings!
Throughout my career as an educator, I have found that when students are actively engaged and feel safe, then their academic success rises. It is my goal and mission to make sure that students get to experience cooperative learning in a safe environment where they receive high quality instruction. I have recently participated in a training called "Restorative Practices" which focuses on alternative discipline methods for students. It is centered around developing relationships with students, staff, and parents. I am making it my personal mission to bring this to TLCA Arlington and make it a success!
My vision for this school is:
That we will be THE model and example for every school around us.That our students will lead others with their actions, attitudes, and words. They will ALL use the language of leadership and embody the 7 habits at school and at home. That our staff will communicate effectively with parents, students and community members in a way that builds relationships and bridges.That I will listen well, respond with wisdom in all situations, keep my emotions in check and use God’s word as my example to live by.