Clear Creek ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Smith publicly announced his retirement for Dec. 31, 2020 during the June 22 school board meeting. The public announcement is necessary to allow the school board ample time to identify the next leader of CCISD.
The decision to retire was made five years ago when Dr. Smith signed his final contract, informing the board at the time of his intent to close out his 40-year career in education here in the Clear Creek Independent School District. His contract expires Dec. 31.
“There is never a good time to make this type of announcement, but it is important to give the CCISD community time to find the right person to lead this exceptional school district,” Dr. Smith said. “For those who know me, I do not tire. I remain committed to the work ahead of reopening Clear Creek ISD to 42,000 boys and girls and leading us into a strong fall semester.”
CCISD Board President Dr. Laura DuPont echoed the sentiments of staff and the larger community. “Dr. Smith is a leader of all leaders. His handprint is all over this school district. I know I speak for the other school board members when I say that Clear Creek ISD is the district it is today because of his strategic mindset, heart for children, and willingness to bring people to the table for the good of the community.”
Dr. Smith joined Clear Creek ISD in 2008 as Superintendent of Schools. During his tenure, he was named Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards, the Top Administrator by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association and the Superintendent of the Year by the Texas PTA. He has been in public education for 40 years, 20 of those years as a superintendent. He is the longest serving superintendent in Clear Creek ISD’s history.
As for plans after December, Dr. Smith plans to continue his support to public education throughout Texas.