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Carla Voelkel named lone finalist for DISD Superintendent
June 29, 2018
Carla Voelkel named lone finalist for Dickinson ISD superintendent

The Dickinson Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted June 29 to name Carla Voelkel as the lone finalist for Superintendent of Dickinson ISD. Voelkel has served in Dickinson ISD for the past five years as Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services. She has been selected to assume the superintendent’s position following the upcoming retirement in August of Vicki Mims, who has served Dickinson ISD for 39 years, including the past seven years as superintendent. 

When Voelkel joined Dickinson ISD in 2013 she was in a sense coming home after serving half of her education career in Galveston County and having lived in Dickinson for 17 years. Voelkel, who has 39 years of education experience, started her career as a high school teacher in Texas City ISD and was then promoted to assistant principal and principal positions before serving as Director of Elementary Education. In 2003, she moved to Alvin ISD, where she served as Director of Curriculum Services and Executive Director of Secondary Education before moving to Channelview ISD in 2010 to serve for three years as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Channelview ISD. 

Voelkel has served as President of the Rotary Club of Dickinson this past year, leading the club during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and coordinating more than $134,000 in grant assistance from Rotary District 5910 and Rotary International’s Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Committee to help with the rebuilding efforts of Dickinson First United Methodist Church and the M.I. Lewis Social Service Center. Both of these organizations were devastated by the flooding last August.

Voelkel earned her bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and her master’s degree and superintendent’s certification from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She and her husband, Jim, have one son and one grandchild, with a second due in July.

The state requires a 21-day waiting period before the lone finalist can sign a contract and assume the superintendent’s position. A Board of Trustees meeting will be called in late July to make the lone finalist selection official.

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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