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Meet the CCISD Leadership Team

The CCISD leadership team is passionate about serving the community. They are dedicated to building a district of excellence and continue to seek better ways to meet the needs of all students.

District Leadership Team

Dr. Karen Engle

Dr. Karen Engle

Interim Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Robert Bayard

Dr. Robert Bayard

Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Alice Benzaia

Alice Benzaia

Chief Financial Officer
Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Assistant Superintendent of Support Services
Holly Hughes

Holly Hughes

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education
Franklin Moses

Franklin Moses

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education
Dr. Casey O'Pry

Dr. Casey O'Pry

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Dr. Susan Silva

Dr. Susan Silva

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
Leila Sarmecanic

Leila Sarmecanic

General Counsel
Elaina Polsen

Elaina Polsen

Cheif Communcation Officer
Cheif Communcation Officer
Brian Palazzi

Brian Palazzi

Director of Safe Schools Department
Dustin Hardin

Dustin Hardin

Chief Technology Officer

Superintendent of Schools Search Statement

The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Karen Engle as the Interim Superintendent on July 11, 2022. Dr. Engle is a superb leader and no stranger to Clear Creek ISD. She graduated from Clear Creek ISD and has served in many leadership roles throughout her distinguished educational career, with most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education in CCISD.

The Board will eventually begin the process of identifying the next superintendent of schools. This search has not started and will not begin until well after the start of the 2022-2023 school year. When such time comes, the Board will put out an announcement of how it will proceed with the search process.

In the meantime, the Board is focused on supporting Dr. Engle and staff as we prepare for a great school year.

Jay Cunningham, CCISD Board of Trustees President