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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Executive
Education Instructor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Pink
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cancun, Mexico
Favorite Quote:
To God Be The Glory.

Birthplace

Born:
5/8/1932
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Education Executive
Education Instructor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Pink
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Cancun, Mexico
Favorite Quote:
To God Be The Glory.

Birthplace

Born:
5/8/1932
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Frances G. Carroll was born on May 8, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Raymond Elementary and Forestville Elementary, and graduated from DuSable High School in Chicago before earning her B.A. degree in early childhood education from Roosevelt University. Carroll completed her Master of Education degree in special education from Chicago State University and received her PhD in education from The University of Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida.

Carroll has spent much of her adult life teaching in the Chicago education system and training future teachers and principals. From 1954 to 1999, she taught the Professional Advancement Courses for the Chicago Public Schools. Carroll has taught at the City Colleges of Chicago, Governor’s State University, Chicago State University and Roosevelt University. In the early 1970s, she worked at DePaul University with the Model Cities Program while serving as the Director of the Inter-Institutional Teacher Training Program for Early Childhood Education. In this capacity, Carroll trained instructors from eleven universities in childhood education. She has worked as an elementary school counselor and in the public school system’s mental health programs. From 1979 to 1984, Carroll served as Coordinator of the school system’s Evaluation and Diagnostic Unit. From 1984 to 1992, she was the Director of Staff Development for Special Education Teachers. In this position, Carroll trained parents to advocate for their special needs children. She was the parent coordinator of Cook County Juvenile Detention Center from 1992 to 1995, where she created a interactive parent program and lobbied successfully to change the school’s name to Nancy Jefferson Alternative School (named for a local social advocate) because the name of the school hurt students’ opportunities when they attempted to transition into gainful employment.

In 1999, Carroll became the president of the Carroll Family Foundation, a scholarship foundation for students with special needs. Carroll started the foundation with her own money and serves as the board director. That same year, she joined the SAS program at DePaul University where she mentored principals in effective instructional practices and administrative leadership. In 2000, she became the vice-president of Group 17 Education Consultants, Inc., and in 2003, Carroll was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. As a newly appointed trustee, Carroll re-stimulated the debate over the use of Chief Illiniwek as the University of Illinois mascot. Due to Carroll’s patient effort, the University of Illinois board officially retired the image of Chief Illiniwek in March 2007.

Carroll married Floyd Carroll on April 22, 1956, in Chicago at Progressive Baptist Church. They have two adult children, Floyd, Jr., and Francesca, and are members of the Greater Bethesda Baptist Church.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Frances Graves Carroll's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her father's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her father's occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers her father's taste in clothes
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers living in Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her childhood home
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers her classmate, Quincy Jones
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her friendship with Marion Lett Beach
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls attending Forrestville Elementary School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her early interest in music
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers Walter Dyett
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her early aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the marching band at DuSable High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her experiences with black hair stylists in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls the businesses in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her likeness to her twin sister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about her transition to college
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about African American politics in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her teachers at DuSable High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the history of Chicago's DuSable High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers attending the Chicago Teachers College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls transferring to Roosevelt College in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her sister's political activities at Roosevelt College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her cultural experiences at Roosevelt College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers her classmates at Roosevelt College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers her teacher certification exam
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls the start of her teaching career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the influence of Frances Horwich
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the rules and activities in her first grade classroom
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls earning a master's degree in special education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls moving to the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the early guidelines for special education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the overcrowding in the Chicago Public Schools
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her home in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls the overcrowding at the Andres Carnegie School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her approach to special education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about her success as a special education teacher
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll argues against the use of medication to control students' behavior
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her support for mental healthcare in the Chicago Public Schools
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls working with the Consortium of Colleges and Universities
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls training special education teachers
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls serving as the diagnostic coordinator for the Chicago Board of Education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls earning a doctoral degree in special education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her doctoral dissertation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls serving as a special education director for the Chicago Public Schools
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers serving on the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her work on the Youth Guidance board
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls serving as principal of the Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers Nancy Jefferson
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls the renaming of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center's school
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers working with parents at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls the heat wave of 1995 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her tenure at the Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about the Carroll Family Foundation
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her education consulting firm
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls the campaign for a new mascot at the University of Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll explains the perceptions of the Chief Illiniwek mascot
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her proposal to remove the University of Illinois' racist mascot
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the removal of the Chief Illiniwek mascot
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the aftermath of Chief Illiniwek's removal
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about the history of the Native American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her family
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about her activities at the Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her involvement in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Slating of Frances Graves Carroll's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her civic activities with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the breakfast program at the Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the Youth Guidance agency
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her professional memberships and honors
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her leadership of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Frances Graves Carroll remembers the activities at the Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her early role models, pt. 1
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Frances Graves Carroll recalls her early role models, pt. 2
  • Tape: 8 Story: 10 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about the importance of volunteerism
  • Tape: 8 Story: 11 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about the removal of the Chief Illiniwek mascot
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her motivations to retire Chief Illiniwek
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Frances Graves Carroll describes her tactics for retiring Chief Illiniwek
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about the changes in the field of special education
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Frances Graves Carroll describes the state of special education programs
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Frances Graves Carroll talks about her family's influence