Senator Carrie A. Buck

Party: Republican

Other Achievements

  • Nevada Association of Women Business Owners, Iconic Woman of Distinction in Education, 2018
  • Most Influential Woman in Scouting, 2015
  • National Distinguished Title I School, 2013 - 2014
  • Nevada and National Model School, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • CCSD Education Hall of Fame, 2011
  • ASCD Outstanding Young Educator, Leadership in Education, 2009
  • National Milken Award, 2008
  • Nevada Empowerment School Leader, 2008
  • High Achieving School, 2007 and 2011


  • Youth Leadership Authority Board of Directors, 2020 to present
  • Treasurer, Christian Chamber of Commerce, 2020 to present
  • Volunteer, Novum-U, 2019 to present
  • Volunteer, Las Vegas Women’s Huddle, 2019 to present
  • Chair, Discovery Charter School Board, 2019 to present
  • Volunteer, Love with Lemons, 2019 to present
  • Scouts BSA Executive Board of Directors & Membership Committee, 2018 to present
  • Volunteer, Capstone Christian School, 2018 to present
  • Charter School Association of Nevada Board of Directors, 2014 to present
  • Kasner Foundation Board of Directors, 2014 - present
  • Spread the Word Nevada Advisory Board, 2010 to present


  • Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy for Educational Finance, 2020
  • University of Southern California Superintendents Academy, 2019
  • District Administration Superintendents Academy, 2018
  • The Public Education Foundation Executive Leadership Academy, 2014
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce Leadership Henderson, Class of 2014
  • Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Adult Learning Theory, Human Resources, Public Administration and Educational Technology from NOVA Southeastern University, 2006
  • Masters in Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix, 1998
  • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Montana State University, 1995


  • Adjunct Professor for Doctorate and Masters level courses in School Finance, Community Partnerships, and Education Policy, Touro University, 2016 to present
  • Field Placement Supervisor for Administrative Internships and Student Teachers, University of Phoenix, 2014 to present
  • Adjunct Professor for Teacher Education and Administration, NOVA Southeastern University, 1999, 2014 - 2015
  • TESL Curriculum Developer, University of Phoenix, 2009 - 2011
  • Sierra Nevada, Nevada State College, University of Phoenix, TESL instructor, 1999 - 2016
  • Area Chair for the College of Education and Adjunct Professor in Teacher Education and Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix, 1999 - 2012
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher at Wooley Elementary
  • Classroom Teacher at Newton Elementary and McCaw School of Mines in Senate District 5
  • K-12 ELL Specialist and ELL Professional Development Trainer for 24 schools in the Southeast Region and Rex Bell Elementary School
  • Adult ESL Teacher at the Nevada Association for Latin Americans
  • Assistant Principal of Newton, David Cox, and Cunningham Elementary Schools
  • Principal, C.T. Sewell Elementary School
  • Lead Principal/Executive Director, Pinecrest Academy of Southern Nevada
  • President, The Pinecrest Foundation


Occupation: Educator, President, The Pinecrest Foundation
Born: 1971 Sioux City, Iowa
Spouse: Eric S. Buck
Children: Collen, Colbie, Branson and Barrett