Becky Smith Carlson formally announces her candidacy for an At-Large seat on the Moore County Board of Education.
Becky is a lifelong resident of Moore County. A Pinecrest High School graduate, she proudly attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
With two children currently in Moore County public schools, Becky can frequently be found volunteering in the schools and on the ball fields. Becky has served as a P.T.A. officer at Academy Heights and West Pine Middle School. She is an active member of the Pinecrest Band Boosters.
Becky has worked extensively in the criminal justice system. A former probation officer, Becky currently assists the Court by providing sentencing recommendations to the Court. Becky is a certified General Instructor and has taught Basic Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Firearms. Becky worked for the Moore County Schools as a Licensure Analyst. She is currently a part-time instructor at Sandhills Community College.
She has volunteered her expertise to assist youth in community programs such as Moore Buddies, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and the Criminal Justice Partnership Advisory Board. As part of a federal grant, she was selected to conduct a Comprehensive Gang Assessment. These experiences give her a unique perspective on youth and education that would bring a robust dialogue to the Board and its policies.
Becky believes that learning is a lifelong process. "We are educating children for future jobs that haven't even been imagined yet". She is committed to continuing the core values of the Board of Education:
- Close the achievement gap
- Focus on literacy K-12
- Ensure students are future ready