Influential Women of 2018 awardee Denyse Carroll
Posted on 03/06/2018
Denyse Carroll PWCS STEM and Robotics initiatives specialistShe’s the Robotics and STEM go-to for Prince William County Schools. She’s a coach, a mentor, and students’ biggest cheerleader. And now, Denyse Carroll is one of Prince William Living’s Most Influential Women of 2018.

The award, launched four years ago by Prince William Living magazine, recognizes female leaders for their exceptional work in the community. Carroll was nominated by robotics students who describe her as a “one-of-a-kind role model who makes students think and believe anything is possible with the power of STEM and robotics.”

Nicknamed “Robotics Mama,” Carroll refers to the students as “her kids.”

“To her, everyone is wonderful and has great potential,” said Jack Palmer, a junior at Osbourn Park High School, and lead nominator. “She creates a comfortable environment where they can all showcase their exclusive talents.”

Carroll has served as PWCS STEM and Robotics initiatives specialist for nine years and is credited with helping bring robotics to every school in the county.

“It’s the kids. All my work is for them. They are the ones who are the influencers!” said Carroll. “They work hard, play hard, and give back to others in twofold.”

Carroll and the other Influential Women of 2018 awardees will be celebrated at a reception in March. Congratulations to Denyse Carroll. You make us #PWCSProud.

Read more about Carroll’s award here

Denyse Carroll with Osbourn Park Metal Jackets Robotics Students

Photo Credit: Kathy Strauss, Imagewerks and Prince William Living