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Carrollton – CFBISD officially welcomed Carolyn Benavides to the Board of Trustees at the Dec. 2, 2021, Board of Trustees meeting. Benavides was administered the oath of office surrounded by family and friends. She was appointed to fill a vacancy left by Juan Renteria, who resigned from his school board seat on Sept. 1, 2021.

Carolyn Benavides

“I am honored and humbled to serve alongside the CFBISD board members,” Benavides said. “I look forward to working together and making a difference for all students in this wonderful school district.”

Benavides is a Carrollton business owner and philanthropist. She leads one of the DFW's most well-known charitable organizations – the Benavides Family Charity – which serves the underserved in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Irving, and Dallas.

Benavides is a leader for the CFBISD Educational Foundation and has proudly and benevolently served the foundation for over a decade. She is well known for building cohesiveness in groups and teams. Benavides has fundraised well over $100,000 for CFBISD classrooms, programs, and students in need during her tenure at the CFBISD Educational Foundation.

Benavides is an alum of CFBISD, having earned her diploma from R. L. Turner High School. Her accounting and business operations background has resulted in the ownership of a well-established area restaurant. Benavides and her husband are the proud parents of four sons – all CFBISD alums. She is the quintessential servant leader – she radiates enthusiasm and passion for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board President Dr. Les Black says trustees look forward to working with Benavides.

“As a Board, we are excited to work alongside Carolyn,” Black said. “She is extremely vested in our community as a business owner, volunteer and CFB alumni. More importantly, she will help the Board in our pursuit of high expectations for all.”

Ms. Benavides will fill the role until the May 2022 school board election. Voters will then elect a candidate to serve the remaining unexpired term through May 2023.

Welcome to the CFB family!