Leander ISD held a dedication ceremony Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 for its 29th elementary school, North Elementary School, which opened in Fall 2022. In her 22-year career in Leander ISD, the school’s namesake, Carol Ann North, taught kindergarten at Block House Creek and Knowles elementary schools, and Pre-K at Whitestone Elementary.

A champion of foundational literacy, North worked tirelessly to advocate for children, especially those in underserved communities. She believed in the potential of all students to learn and feel successful in learning.