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Meet Carolyn Farek

Current title/school? Payroll Specialist

What inspires you to work in Belton ISD? We moved to Belton specifically for our boys to attend Belton ISD schools. I was a stay-at-home mom for a long time, so I volunteered at school and was on the PTA. It was only natural to me that when it was time to go back to work I would look first at working for the district.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. Instead of a bucket list, I have a "plate" list. I have a collection of vintage Staffordshire souvenir plates, and I intend to visit all the places featured on them.

What was a pivotal moment in your career? I had a couple of major moments. First, I had the opportunity to transfer from Special Education to Payroll. I was ready for a new challenge and love working with numbers, so it was a good fit. Second, in February 2018, I got a new manager, Claudia Alba, who taught me so much and helped me grow. She encouraged me to continue to learn more. She still encourages me even though she is no longer with Belton ISD.

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May 16, 2022