Paid for and authorized by Friends of Carrie Coyner.
"Carrie Coyner has taken educational leadership to a new level in Chesterfield County. She has intentionally moved beyond basic managerial responsibilities to bring forward larger, more fundamental issues that directly affect the opportunity for a quality education for all of our children."
Vince D'Agostino, Retired Educator, School Volunteer, Chester resident
Carrie was elected to the Chesterfield County School Board in November 2011 and currently serves as Chair. She is the owner and founder of RudyCoyner, Attorneys at Law, located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She practices in the fields of real estate, construction, land use, estate matters, and corporate entity structuring. Carrie holds bachelor’s degrees in Spanish language and U.S. government from the University of Virginia and a juris doctorate from the University of Richmond, School of Law.
Carrie has served on the Board of Management for the Chester YMCA, Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee for Chesterfield County, Board of Directors for the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, Elizabeth Scott Elementary School PTA Board, and serves as the children's choir director and adult Sunday school teacher at Chester United Methodist Church. Carrie and her husband Matt, have three children who are all students in Chesterfield County Public Schools.
SEVEN YEARS OF REAL RESULTS FOR CHESTERFIELD FAMILIES
- State-wide speaker on education and housing issues
- Constant voice for equity in our schools
- Chair, School Safety Task Force Working Group 4, Student Support Services
- Leader in community revitalization projects
- Smaller class sizes
- More elective choices for students
- Improved safety in our schools
- Wellness initiatives in elementary schools
- After school learning centers in our community
- Expanded backpack food ministries
- Supported upgrades to the auditorium sound system, parking lot lighting and baseball stadium at Thomas Dale High School
- Led efforts in renaming Carver College & Career Academy
- Increased English as a Second Language teachers in our schools
- New construction - Enon Elementary & Harrowgate Elementary Schools
- Increased musical instruments in our schools
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
- 2013 finalist for the NAWBO Community Leader Award
- 2013 VSBA All Virginia School Board Award Winner
- 2017 Healthy School Hero Award - Action for Healthy Kids
- 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award Winner for Healthy Living