Questionnaire: William Carrasco, candidate for Socorro ISD Board of Trustees – District 2

1. What motivated you to run for the SISD Board of Trustees?

I can offer a unique perspective that will benefit all stakeholders. A strong educational foundation determines a person’s quality of life now and in the future. I will work to empower students, teachers and the community to ensure everyone receives the opportunity to succeed.

2. Please describe your personal and professional background.

I have a master’s degree in Social Work with 19 years of experience working as a licensed social worker. Thirteen of those years were in public education in the positions of school social worker and special education counselor. I have worked at the campus and district levels. I am a key volunteer and Games Management Team member for Special Olympics Texas, and I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

3. How do you earn a living? Do you plan to continue if elected?

I am a social worker for Anthem, and I plan to continue with my employment.

4. Please describe your education. Where did you get your high school diploma? What higher education degrees and certificates have you earned, and from where?

I attended public schools in El Paso and California. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Kansas State University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas – Pan American.

William Carrasco, SISD District 2 candidate.

5. What experiences in leadership do you have that qualify you for this position?

In my employment, I have been a manager and have supervised university interns.

In my volunteer work, I have been Event Director and Games Director for Special Olympics El Paso, and currently serve on the Games Management Team.

6. If elected, what would be your three key priorities while in office? How would you fund these priorities?