Nominated by their peers as both campus and district leaders, Clear Brook High School’s Michele Staley is the 2013-14 Clear Creek ISD Secondary Principal of the Year and Clear Lake City Elementary Principal Jepsey Kimble is the CCISD Elementary Principal of the Year.
The dynamic duo will be honored at a Board of Trustees meeting in August, as well as by the Texas Education Agency, Region IV.
“Michele Staley has consistently demonstrated strong leadership skills as the Principal of Clear Brook High School,” said Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Scott Bockart. “One of her strengths is her ability to maintain a campus focus on instruction and learning.
“She is always searching for new ideas to improve student success and ways to promote Clear Brook High School within the community. She takes great pride in her campus and in the faculty and staff that make up Clear Brook High School.” Clear Brook High School was recently named one of the best high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
Jepsey Kimble is highly respected as a leader of leaders by the district and by his peers. This year, he “pioneered” the Latitude to Learn Initiative for elementary campuses. Clear Lake City Elementary served as the pilot campus for the 1:1 tablet computer initiative in fourth and fifth grades.
“Throughout this school year, Mr. Kimble has supported each of the other 25 campuses as he has shared his campus’ learning,” said Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Holly Hughes. “His supportive leadership has paved the way for future districtwide success with integrating technology. He is quick to share lessons learned with peers and continues to seek opportunities to learn from others as he has opened his classrooms for other campus leaders to visit.” Click here to watch a video.
Michele Staley has been with CCISD for 8 years, serving as a principal for five years.
Jepsey Kimble joined the district 8 years ago, working as a principal for the past four years.