When: Thursday Evening (during Dinner, 6:00pm – 9:00pm)
Dr. Carrie Buck is a leader and a visionary who knows how to speak to the next generation. In her 20 years as an educator, she has served as an elementary classroom teacher, English Language Learner Specialist, Adult Trainer, Faculty Chair, Assistant Principal, and a Principal for the Clark County School District.
In January of 2006, Dr. Buck became the Principal of C.T. Sewell Elementary School, demonstrating extraordinary leadership. Supporting innovation, she began a ‘Blended Technology Learning Model’ introducing children to individualized technology programs. As a result, student proficiency and attendance skyrocketed. Her leadership and ability to raise funds for the school received national recognition: Mind Research Institute awarded Sewell the ‘Shining Star Award’ for tremendous student growth in Math in 2011. In December 2008, Dr. Buck won the prestigious Milken Award and in February 2008, she was chosen for the National ASCD Outstanding Young Educator’s Cadre. In January 2014, C.T. Sewell was designated a National Title I Distinguished School and Nevada Model School by the Nevada Department of Education.
In March 2013, Dr. Buck was asked to share C.T. Sewell’s story for the National After-School All Stars Program and was featured in an article on the National Milken website. In 2013, C.T. Sewell was chosen as a National Model School from the Nevada Department of Education and the International Center for Leadership in Education. In November 2013, Dr. Buck was inducted into the CCSD Excellence in Education Hall of Fame and nominated for the Life Changer Award from the National Life Group.
In 2014, Dr. Buck was appointed as Principal of Pinecrest Academy. Along with her current role as Principal, she serves as a member of the Spread the Word Nevada Advisory Board and a Director for the Kasner Family Foundation Board. She also participates in educational reform conversations with the Public Education Foundation and Nevada Succeeds, always advocating for student success for Nevada’s children.
She lives in Henderson, Nevada with her family. Her husband is a Lieutenant for Henderson Police Department. Together, they have two children: Branson (5 years old) and Barrett (3 years old). Carrie also has two older children: Colbie, who is in high school, and her oldest son, Collen, is in Army Ranger training in Fayetteville, North Carolina at Fort Bragg. She enjoys reading leadership books, traveling with her family, and boating on Lake Mead.