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Longtime CCISD Leader Named Lone Finalist for Superintendent

The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees named Dr. Karen Engle the lone finalist for the Superintendent of Schools position.

“Your interaction with constituents, students, and staff, speaks volumes of your leadership. We are ecstatic that Dr. Engle is coming out of retirement to lead this exceptional school district," said Jay Cunningham, Board President.

The Board named Dr. Engle interim superintendent following the voluntary retirement of Dr. Eric Williams. 

From a student to a superintendent, the story of Dr. Karen Engle is unique. Dr. Engle attended Clear Lake City Elementary, Webster Intermediate, and graduated from Clear Lake High School.

She went on to pursue a career in education which brought her right back to CCISD. Over her career, she served as an assistant principal, elementary and high school principal, and as an assistant superintendent of secondary education. She retired from Clear Creek ISD in December 2021.  

“This is my home. I have come to cherish the shining star that represents our people, purpose, and our promise,” said Dr. Karen Engle. “I have a proverb I reference; ‘Alone we go fast. Together, we go far.’ I am looking forward to going far to provide the best for our students.”

By law, the name of the lone finalist must be public for a minimum of 21 days before the hire is official.

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