CCISD launches Special Ed Parent Advisory Committee

November 2nd, 2018

The Clear Creek School District is seeking parent participation in the newly formed Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.

This committee will be comprised of one parent of a special education student from each of school, 44 CCISD parents. The group will meet quarterly with the CCISD superintendent, special services executive director, and other pertinent staff members to discuss topics and services related to special education.

“We are excited about this additional layer of communication and two-way partnership with our families,” said Superintendent of Schools Greg Smith. “Clear Creek ISD is already home to the first Special Education PTA in Texas, and this committee will serve as another avenue to deepen our shared commitment for students with special needs.”

The working guidelines for this committee are to consider the best interest of each student, value the perspective of each committee member, work as a team to examine services, practices and recommend improvements, and serve the needs of each student receiving special education services, Dr. Smith explained.

Applications are due no later than Nov. 14, 2018. A lottery drawing for each campus representative will be held on Nov. 15. Click here to apply. Parents should select the school in which their child attends. The group’s first meeting will be held on Thursday evening, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Pledges $500,000 to expand Leader in Me program

November 1st, 2018

Joining in to celebrate the CCISD Leader In Me Houston Methodist announcement at the Clear Creek Education Foundation Kick Off Breakfast were Armand Bayou Elementary students, from left to right, 5th grader Miller Skowron, 4th grader Sophia Tamayo, 5th grader Carmen Evans, and 1st grader Violet Van Haaren; along with Port Commissioner John Kennedy, who serves on the Houston Methodist Board of Directors; CCISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith and attorney Levi Benton with Mahomes Bolden PC and on the hospital Board of Directors and CCEF Board of Directors.

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital has committed half a million dollars to the Clear Creek Education Foundation in support of the Clear Creek School District’s planned expansion of The Leader In Me program in 14 schools over the next five years.

The announcement was made at the Clear Creek Education Foundation’s Community Kickoff Breakfast held at the CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium Fieldhouse.

Clear Creek ISD is in its third year of progressively implementing The Leader In Me program at its schools. The Leader In Me program is a whole school transformation process that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. This mindset leads to tangible improvements in the academic, behavioral and social wellbeing of participating students.

With funding made possible by the Clear Creek Education Foundation, Falcon Pass Elementary and Armand Bayou Elementary schools were the first two CCISD campuses to introduce The Leader In Me program into their school culture. Both campuses have seen the trajectory of their school’s academic performance rise along with student achievement and positive behaviors.

Over the next five years, the Houston Methodist Clear Lake contribution will have the power to substantially increase the footprint of The Leader In Me in CCISD and positively impact an additional 13,000 students in grades pre-k through 12 throughout the District.

“The impact of Houston Methodist’s generous commitment will be both measurable and immeasurable for years to come,” said Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith. “Our students will be even better equipped to achieve their full potential, build the skill-set necessary for success in the 21st century and access more opportunities for a better life.”

The announcement comes on the heels of a similar commitment of $60,000 over three years by Space Center Rotary Club to begin the program at Space Center Intermediate.

Based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me allows administrators, faculty, staff and students the opportunity to practice and celebrate the 7 Habits daily, learning how to be proactive, set goals and collaborate with others.

The Leader In Me is aligned with many national and state academic standards and the process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation making and the ability to work in groups.

“The Leader In Me cultivates the qualities and attitudes employers look for in today’s highly competitive environment,” said Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital CEO Dan Newman. “Self-management, independent thinking, problem-solving and other important skills like these empower our students with the tools they need to achieve success. I applaud CCISD’s innovation and its commitment to adopt The Leader In Me. Houston Methodist Clear Lake is proud to play a role in providing this unique opportunity to potential future leaders.”

The District plans to continue to expand the program into even more schools until every CCISD campus and student has the opportunity to experience The Leader In Me and unleash their full potential. Business, government and community organizations interested in becoming a Leader In Me underwriter and partner may contact Deborah Laine, executive director of the Clear Creek Education Foundation (a 501c3 organization) at 281.284.0031 or at dlaine@ccisd.net.

CCISD forming boundary advisory committee

September 3rd, 2018

Clear Creek ISD is forming a School Boundary Advisory Committee to develop and present new boundary recommendations to the District’s Board of Trustees for Florence Campbell Elementary, which is scheduled to open in August 2019.

The panel will also propose elementary, intermediate and high school attendance zones to relieve overcrowding where feasible.

Anyone interested in volunteering his or her time may submit information online here or visit www.ccisd.net.  CCISD employees are not eligible to serve on the committee. All members shall be selected by random drawing in accordance with CCISD policy, FC (Local).

The deadline to apply to be on the committee is Sept. 26. A random drawing, based on membership criteria of policy FC Local, will occur on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Committee meeting dates will be:

  • Oct.17, 2018   
  • Oct. 24, 2018    
  • Nov. 7, 2018 
  • Nov. 14, 2018 
  • Nov. 28, 2018 
  • Dec. 5, 2018  
  • Dec.12, 2018 
  • Jan. 31, 2019

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will held at the CCISD Education Support Center, 2425 E. Main St. in League City.

Bay Area school districts get an A or Exemplary rating

September 1st, 2018

By Mary Alys Cherry

The TEA report card is in, and Clear Creek ISD and its 42,000 students earned an A or Exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency.
So did Friendswood ISD and Pearland ISD, meaning this is certainly a good area for families with kids.

But first, Clear Creek ISD. Actually, the school district received three grades – A or 91 for student achievement, B or 84 for school progress, and an A or 95 for closing the gap – and an overall rating of A or 92.

So, where is this district doing exceptionally well? “Districts,” the TEA says, “earn an A (90–100) for exemplary performance when they serve most students well, encouraging high academic achievement and/or appropriate academic growth for almost all students. Most students will be prepared for eventual success in college, a career, or the military.”

The grade a district receives is based 40% on its STAAR performance, 40% on college, career and military readiness and 20% on its graduation rate, the education agency said. CCISD’s four-year graduation rate is 97.1% and rises to 98.5 after five years and 98.7 after six years with a 0.5% dropout rate.

How did students do academically? Most schools scored in the 80s with some scoring in the 70s and others in the 90s.

Clear Horizons Early College High School, where students are probably most focused on school work, scored a 98. But Clear Springs High was not far behind with a 95, along with Clear Falls High with a 92, Clear Lake High with a 91, Clear Creek with a 90 and Clear Brook, 87.

Highest scoring intermediate schools were Seabrook with a 94, and Westbrook and Victory Lakes, 91. At the elementary level, Gilmore took top honors with a 94, followed at 91 by Ralph Parr and Falcon Pass with a 90.

Friendswood ISD did even better than Clear Creek, scoring three A’s – 94 on student achievement, 91 on school progress and 96 on closing gaps, for an overall 94.

And, all its six schools scored A’s and in the 90s with a 93 for Friendswood High, 96 for Cline Elementary and Windsong Intermediate, 94 for Westwood and Bales Intermediate and 93 for Friendswood Junior High.

Pearland ISD also scored high with an A, B and A for scoring 92 on achievement, 89 on progress and 99 on closing the gap. Dawson High with a 92 and Turner Career High with a 93 both scored A’s while Pearland High had a B or 88 and Pace Center High had a 93.

Highest scoring middle schools were Pearland Junior High East; Miller and Alexander with a 94 and Pearland Junior High West, 93.

High scoring elementary campuses included Rusty Oaks, 94; Shadycrest and Silvercrest, 91; and Magnolia, 90.

Ratings for a number of school districts, including Pasadena, Dickinson, Alvin and Galveston, were delayed because of Hurricane Harvey.

CCISD forming boundary advisory committee

August 29th, 2018

Clear Creek ISD is forming a School Boundary Advisory Committee to develop and present new boundary recommendations to the District’s Board of Trustees for Florence Campbell Elementary, which is scheduled to open in August 2019 in League City.

The panel will also propose elementary, intermediate and high school attendance zones to relieve overcrowding where feasible.

Anyone interested in volunteering his or her time may submit information online here or visit www.ccisd.net.  CCISD employees are not eligible to serve on the committee. All members shall be selected by random drawing in accordance with CCISD policy, FC (Local).

The deadline to apply to be on the committee is Sept. 26. A random drawing, based on membership criteria of policy FC Local, will occur on Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Committee meeting dates will be:

  • Oct.17, 2018   
  • Oct. 24, 2018    
  • Nov. 7, 2018 
  • Nov. 14, 2018 
  • Nov. 28, 2018 
  • Dec. 5, 2018  
  • Dec.12, 2018 
  • Jan. 31, 2019

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will held at the CCISD Education Support Center, 2425 E. Main St., League City, Texas 77573.

CCISD lists 2018-29 free and reduced meal guidelines

August 5th, 2018

Clear Creek ISD students who are unable to afford the full price of school meals will be able to participate in a free and reduced-price meal program. According to Director of Child Nutrition Service Fred Walker, the District will use guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine eligibility for participation in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Reduced price meals will cost $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

Qualification standards are based on the number of family members and income. Applicants must turn in the following information in order to be considered for the program:

  • Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) number for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Families who do not have the above information must list the following:

  • Names of all household members
  • The last four digits of the Social Security number of primary wage earner or household member who signs the form
  • Last month’s income and how often it was received for each household member that receives an income
  • Signature of an adult household member

 

Information submitted on the application may be verified as required by law. For more information about the program call 281-284-0712.

Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of the state agency or court, are eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

Applications will be available online at www.schoolcafe.com  To apply for free and reducedprice meals, households must fill out the online application.  Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year.

Under the provisions of the free and reducedprice meal policy, Rebecca Coronado, Free & Reduced clerk, will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis at 281-284-0712.

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally by calling 281-284-0700 or in writing to Child Nutrition Hearing Official, 2145 W. NASA Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact Child Nutrition. Such changes may make the students of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown below:

Income Eligibility Price Guidelines-July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

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Clear Lake Chatter: Assistance League Passes Out Awards

August 1st, 2018

Assistance League officers for 2018 line up for their installation at the luncheon at South Shore Harbour Country Club. They are, from left, Assisteens Coordinator Valerie Piercy, Treasurer Sandra Kelver, President Sarah Foulds and Secretary Betty Stoub. President-elect Lisa Holbrook was unable to attend.

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE members gathered at South Shore Harbour Country Club this year for their annual meeting, which includes the installation of officers and presentation of awards to their hard-working members.

And, after many long hours of service to the Bay Area community, outgoing President Ann Marie Doolin installed new President Sarah Foulds and the other new officers who will lead the organization as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Other new officers include President-elect Lisa Holbrook, Treasurer Sandra Kelver, Secretary Betty Stoub, Vice Presidents Karen Douglas, Brooks Cima, Kim Barker and Cathy Wolfe, Marketing Chairman Sharon Klumb, Strategic Planning Chairman Marie Keener, Education Chairman Mavis Irvan and Assisteens Coordinator Valerie Piercy.

The year-end luncheon is also a time to honor some of the hardest working members. Winner of the Sue Brady Award was Kathleen Courville with Marie Keener presented the Sue Holstein Award and Yvonne Perrin, Mary Pergande and Betty Suagee winners of the ABCD Award.

Merrill Crawford was named recipient of the H.O.P.E. Award, the Paul Mitchell Academy won the Glass Slipper Award and Sandra Sellers received the Ada Edwards Laughlin Award.

New Clear Lake Panhellenic officers line up for a photo at their year-end luncheon at the Bay Area Museum. They are, from right, President D’Lisa Johnston, 1st Vice President Cheryl Williams, 2nd Vice President Kathryn Vernau, 3rd Vice President Greta Mae, Secretary Darla McKitrick, Treasurer Kim Barker, Corporation Karen Douglass and Parliamentarian Michelle Richardson. Photo by Jill Reason

C.L.Panhellenic gets new officers
D’LISA JOHNSTON is the new president of Clear Lake Area Panhellenic, which held its year-end luncheon at Bay Area Museum in Clear Lake Park.
Others elected to serve with her include First Vice President Cheryl Williams, Second Vice President Kathryn Vernau, Third Vice President Greta Mae, Secretary Darla McKitrick, Treasurer Kim Barker, Corporation Karen Douglass and Parliamentarian Michelle Richardson.

Also, Sally Jordan was honored with the Citation Award.

But the announcement of the scholarship winners got the biggest smiles from the recipients. Jacy Murdock, Karissa Murdock, Madeleine Pomes and Amie Le were the lucky winners of $8,000 college scholarships.

Bay Area Museum Guild officers get together for a photo after being installed at their May luncheon at the home of Carole Murphy. They are, from left, standing, Co-President Carole Murphy, First Vice Presidents Louise Russell and Gail Devens, Recording Secretary Lois Costin and Corresponding Secretary Sally Jordan; seated, Parliamentarian Kandy Johnson and Co-President Ava Galt. Brandie Corrao and Diana Dornak were unable to attend.

Museum Guild installs officers
BAY AREA Museum Guild members who re-elected Co-Presidents Ava Galt and Carole Murphy to serve another term gathered for their installation at the Guild’s May luncheon at Carole’s lovely Brook Forest home.

Elected to serve with her are First Vice Presidents Gail Devins and Louise Russell; Second Vice President Brandie Corrao, Recording Secretary Lois Costin, Corresponding Secretary Sally Jordan, Treasurer Diana Dornak and Parliamentarian Kandy Johnson,
Others in the luncheon crowd you might have spotted included Cindy Kuenneke, Sandi Allbritton, Barb Spencer, Nina McGlashan, Jan Larson, Donnie Johnson, Angie Weinman, Pat Biddle, Elizabeth Quigley, Terri Monnett and Peggy Clause.

 

EDUCATION is growing all around the Bay Area, Clear Lake Area Chamber members learned at their June luncheon. More students and more buildings.

Speakers were Dr. Greg Smith, superintendent of the Clear Creek School District, Dr. Laurel Williamson, deputy chancellor and president of San Jacinto College; and Dr. Mark Shermis, UHCL dean of education – each of whom have new buildings going up.

Clear Creek ISD, Dr. Smith said, is currently rebuilding League City Elementary and completing construction of a new school, Florence Campbell Elementary, also in League City, with money from the $487 million bond passed in 2017. Work on both should be completed next year. And, while building, they are working to improve school safety.

“The climate in our schools is strong and healthy. Our focus today is on teaching kids how to have kind hearts, not just smart minds. It is simply not enough to teach and assess…We must model and teach a set of core values of caring, respect, trustworthiness and citizenship.”

That’s the good news. But he also had some not-so-good news: Along with thousands of families in recovery mode, the school district is still feeling the effects of Harvey, “with more than $19 million in damages to our facilities, and we have not received reimbursements yet on those damages.With little or no funding. . .from the Legislature, we are facing a significant budget deficit for the 2018-19 school year” and are hopeful the district can negotiate a tax swap with the school board to keep operating at optimal level.

 

New SJC Buildings
Over at San Jacinto College, which was recently named a Top Five Community College nationally by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, three new buildings are going up and some nine older buildings are being renovated with money from its recent $425 million bond package, Dr. Williamson told the chamber crowd at the Nassau Bay Hilton.

The Center for Industrial Technology, which focuses on welding, pipefitting, diesel, electrical technology, plus heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, opened on the North Campus in March 2017, she said, while the Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology on the Central Campus and the Center for Engineering and Technology on the South Campus are both expected to open next spring.

And, for many local industries that have jobs to fill and the 42,000 students San Jac serves annually, the sooner, the better.

 

New UHCL facilities
Dr. Shermis also had some good news for the crowd. The UHCL College of Education dean said the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Classroom Building was opening this fall and the university is working with Clear Creek ISD on STEM classes at both the university and the school district.

The 121,575-square-foot building, being built at a cost of $65.7 million is one of two under construction on the Clear Lake campus.

UHCL also is building a new $38.2 million Recreation and Wellness Center that will serve as the home for the Exercise and Health Sciences program and Fitness and Human Performance program, as well as a host of general instruction classrooms and recreational activities for students, faculty and staff.

A new $24 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building is also expected to open in the spring on UHCL’s Pearland campus, Dr. Shermis said.
Chamber Chairman Bryan Bogle welcomed the crowd and introduced special guests and Dr. Peter Wuenschel, chamber Education Division chairman, provided the invocation.

CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor announces 2018 inductees

July 31st, 2018

Alumni athletes to be honored before Oct. 19 kickoff to Creek vs. Lake football game

The Clear Creek School District and the Athletic Hall of Honor Board of Directors have announced the 2018 class of inductees to the Hall.

The following athletes were chosen through an extensive nomination and selection process for bringing distinction, honor and excellence to themselves, their alma mater schools and community. The Athletic Hall of Honor was established in 2016 and each year encompasses a specific era, folding in CCISD high schools as they were created. For the current 2018 nomination and award window, the nominee had to be a graduate of Webster High School, Clear Creek High School or Clear Lake High School between the years of 1948 and 1982.

At the Oct. 19 Clear Creek High School vs. Clear Lake High School football game at Challenger Columbia Stadium, the public is invited to help welcome the former athletics into the Athletic Hall of Honor in a pre-game ceremony

2018 Athletic Hall of Honor Inductees

Coach Honorees:

  • Anid de la Garza – Clear Lake High School, 1972-2001
  • Bill Krueger – Clear Lake High School (Clear Creek – 1965-72; Clear Lake – 1972-1996)

Student Athlete Honorees:

  • James Wesley Davis* – Clear Creek High School 1957 (Basketball)
  • Paul Russell Timmins II – Clear Creek High School 1961 (Basketball)
  • Jimmie Dale Lenox – Clear Creek High School 1964 (Basketball)
  • Sharon Casaday Wilkening – Clear Creek High School 1964 (Basketball)
  • William A. “Bart” Goforth – Clear Creek High School 1969 (Football)
  • Charles H. Machell – Clear Creek High School 1972 (Diving)
  • Hank Bauerschlag* – Clear Creek High School 1973 (Basketball & Track)
  • Jon Kramer – Clear Lake High School 1974 (Football)
  • Steve Sylestine – Clear Lake High School 1976 (Basketball)
  • Sande Lambert Wendt – Clear Lake High School 1976 (Track)
  • Tom Weber – Clear Creek High School 1980 (Tennis)
  • Chemine Doty Peters* – Clear Lake High School 1981 (Volleyball & Basketball)
  • Nancy Talley Davison – Clear Creek High School 1981 (Tennis)
  • Jay Campbell Buhner – Clear Creek High School 1982 (Baseball)

Team Honorees:

  • Clear Creek Boys Cross Country Teams State Champions 1971, 1972, 1974
  • Track Boys Distance Medley Team 1972
  • Track Two-Mile Relay Team 1972
  • Clear Creek Girls Swim Team State Champions 1979
  • Clear Lake Girls Cross Country Team State Champions 1980
1971 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions
Coach Max Blansit*
Ralph Betancourt – 1973
William (Bill) Brodhead – 1972
Shawn Griffith – 1972
Dwight Smith – 1972
Darrell Williams – 1972
David Williams – 1972
Bruce Winstanley – 1974
 
1972 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions
Coach Max Blansit*
Ralph Betancourt – 1973
Ron Chapman* – 1974
Robert Garriott – 1975
David Halleck – 1973
John Matlock – 1973
Bruce Roach – 1973
Bruce Winstanley – 1974
 
1974 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions
Coach John McDaniel
Pat Brand – 1976
Kevin Friese – 1975
Robert Garriot – 1975
Bruce Hubert – 1977
Duane Phinney – 1975
Robert Santos – 1976
David Welch – 1975
 
1972 Clear Creek Boys Track Distance Medley (Set a State Record)
Coach Max Blansit*
William (Bill) Brodhead – 1972
John McDaniel – 1972
Bruce Roach – 1973
Darrell Williams – 1972
David Williams – 1972
 
1972 Clear Creek Boys Two Mile Relay (Ranked #1 in the Nation)
Coach Max Blansit*
Williams (Bill) Brodhead – 1972
John McDaniel – 1972
Darrell Williams – 1972
David Williams – 1972
 
1979 Clear Creek Girls Swim Team State Champions
Coach Mike Repsold
Elizabeth Beatty – 1980
Joan Jacobson Del Papa – 1979
Caroline Marnock – 1979
Lee Morrow – 1979
Jill Otten* – 1979
 
1980 Clear Lake Girls Cross Country Team State Champions
Coach Anid de la Garza
Missy Mauss – 1982
Maria Michalik – 1981
Lydia Miller – 1982
Paula Price – 1982
Dee Dee Rylance – 1981
Daria Schrunovych – 1982
Heidi Zieglschmid – 1981

*posthumously

The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor, which operates as a 501(c)3 and under an independent Board of Directors, gratefully acknowledges Lewis Jewelers and the Luis Garcia family as Founding Sponsors of the Athletic Hall of Honor and for their generous support of the tribute walls in Challenger Columbia Stadium. The 2018 Gold Sponsors, who also make the recognition event possible, are HomeTown Bank of League City, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union and Joe and Jennifer McKinney.

CCISD trustees approve safety recommendations

July 25th, 2018

The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a set of recommendations outlined by the District’s School Safety Committee during its regular July 23, 2018 meeting.

The approved recommendations address facilities, security personnel, student mental wellness, security training and protocols, policies and procedures, and communications in an effort to improve overall safety for students and staff.

“The real way to prevent school violence is through people, prevention and communication,” Board President Page Rander said. “The committee was bold in pushing forward their recommendation in supporting 30 additional full-time employees whom will both be officers and counselors, as well as wanting to explore adding more staff to address the social and emotional needs of children.”

After meeting for several weeks throughout June and July, the committee reviewed current safety measures and developed a list of recommendations for board approval. Prior to making a final recommendation to the school board, the committee considered community feedback during a public meeting on July 16. Click here to view the full list of the committee’s final approved recommendations.

Accordingly, several updates to the District’s dress code policy will go into effect for the 2018- 2019 school year. The following dress code updates reflect the committee’s final recommendations related to prevention through policy:

  • During normal school hours, secondary students shall be required to wear identification
    badges (ID’s).
  • Inappropriate shoes includes, but is not limited to, shower shoes, house slippers and
    “heelies” (roller shoes).
  • Any head coverings (including but not limited to hats, caps and hoodies) are not allowed on
    campus during school hours.
  • Trench coats or oversized jackets are not allowed on campus during school hours.

For more information about campus-specific dress code policies, visit your campus website.

 CCISD Teachers of the Year honored

June 1st, 2018

The Clear Creek ISD Teachers of the Year for 2018 are congratulated by Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith at a luncheon hosted by Bay Area Rotary Clubs at South Shore Harbour Resort May 21. They are, Secondary Teacher of the Year Anita Lewis of Westbrook Intermediate, left, and Elementary Teacher of the Year Crystal Starke of Mossman Elementary. CCISD Photo by Kirk Swann

The Rotary Clubs of Space Center, Seabrook and League City honored the Clear Creek Independent School District’s 44 campus Teachers of the Year at a luncheon at South Shore Habour Resort May 21.

During the luncheon, the 2018 CCISD Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year were announced from a field of six finalists. This year’s winners are Crystal Stake of Mossman Elementary School and Anita Lewis of Westbrook Intermediate.

Beyond educating students, the following teachers have also been identified as a leader on their campus, working collaboratively with co-workers to improve the school culture. CCISD congratulates the 2018 campus Teachers of the Year:

Elementary
Armand Bayou Elementary
Alexia Scott

Bauerschlag Elementary
Danielle Derouen

Bay Elementary
Jordan Barber

Brookwood Elementary
Kirsten Clason

Clear Lake City Elementary
Valerie Strickland

Falcon Pass Elementary
Ashley Bedell

Ferguson Elementary
Laura Pearson

Gilmore Elementary
Katharine Wright

Goforth Elementary
Samantha Smith

Greene Elementary
Christin Anderson

Hall Elementary
Archon Auzenne

Hyde Elementary
Amy Etzel

Landolt Elementary
Liliana Martinez

League City Elementary
Sara Jones

McWhirter Elementary
Leena Elmore

Mossman Elementary
Crystal Starke

North Pointe Elementary
Shara Mills

Parr Elementary
Anna Lowery

Robinson Elementary
Julie Mills

Ross Elementary
Heather Sandoval

Stewart Elementary
Sarah Vining

Ward Elementary
Melissa Roe

Weber Elementary
Kelly Nerada

Wedgewood Elementary
Alyssa Markowski

Whitcomb Elementary
Melinda Bujnoch

White Elementary
Brenda Magee

Secondary   
Bayside Intermediate
Lauren Douglas

Brookside Intermediate
Shelley Koehler

Clear Creek Intermediate
Janet Hawes

Clear Lake Intermediate
Anastacia Cooper

Creekside Intermediate
Amanda Ripple

League City Intermediate
Paige Hassmann

Seabrook Intermediate
Erin Lusk

Space Center Intermediate
Kelly Francis

Victory Lakes Intermediate
Kathleen Bucher

Westbrook Intermediate
Anita Lewis

Clear Brook High School
Ann Daley

Clear Creek High School
Kylie Kunefke

Clear Falls High School
Debbie Bacon

Clear Horizons High School
Valerie Foskit

Clear Lake High School
Jodieth Seeger

Clear Path High School
Marcia Gschwind

Clear Springs High School
Kristin Pena

Clear View High School
Kimberly Hart