Carrie Larson: ‘All students deserve a world class education’ |

Carrie Larson: ‘All students deserve a world class education’

Carrie Larson
Special to the Daily |

Incumbent Carrie Larson has been on the school board for two years, and is running for another two.

Larson said she brings passion and perseverance to the job, along with her experience on the school board.

“It takes a lot to jump into this,” she said.

The school board isn’t the only thing she’s running for.

By the time you read this, she’ll be competing in the Xterra world championships in Hawaii this weekend.

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Larson makes her living as a design and sales consultant with local furniture and design company. She’s also a fitness trainer with both Eagle Ranch Fitness and the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, and is a Nordic and alpine instructor at Beaver Creek.

Larson was appointed to the school board two years ago.

“I feel honored to have served for the past two years, and for the accomplishments we have achieved during that time,” she said.

Her two children attend the Eagle County Charter Academy in Edwards, because, she said, its programs are best suited for her children’s reading difficulties.

“I passionately believe all students deserve a world class education,” Larson said.

Larson moved to Vail from Los Angeles in 1991, and met her husband T.J. Larson on the Vista Bahn chairlift. She earned her college degree in business and humanities from Golden Gate University, and an additional degree in apparel manufacturing from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

One of the keys to improving education in Eagle County schools, she said, is to “create pathways for people to get more involved.”

“I believe my passionate commitment to our entire community ideally qualifies me to continue serving on the Eagle County Board of Education, and striving for excellence in all of our schools,” she said.

That means continuing to focus on improvement by supporting our teachers, setting high standards, enhancing school safety increasing technology opportunities.

“Most importantly preparing all students for success in college or whatever their chosen path,” Larson said.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and

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