Clear Creek ISD named among top 15 employers in Texas

The district employs more than 5,000 people. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
The district employs more than 5,000 people. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

The district employs more than 5,000 people. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

Clear Creek ISD earned a top spot in Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Employers By State, coming in at 13 out of a total of 101 companies and organizations in Texas.

The list was released Aug. 24. CCISD is one of two Houston-area districts to make the list; Katy ISD was ranked eighth, one spot above H-E-B. The list can be viewed here.

“The teachers and staff in CCISD are committed to the success and emotional well-being of every student. Our employees understand the impact they have on our community,” said Dr. Casey O’Pry, assistant superintendent of human resources, in a Sept. 7 district media release. “The district continues to pursue and retain the very best team to serve our more than 40,000 learners.”

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the third annual list by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees, per the release. Anonymous surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from October to June.

CCISD, which is among the top 30 largest school districts in the state, provides for its staff through professional learning opportunities, which are a key pillar of success within the district's own accountability system, per the release. The district publishes an annual community-based accountability report; the 2019-20 report can be viewed here.


“Effective instruction begins with recruiting, hiring and developing outstanding team members,” Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams said in the release. “This recognition by Forbes is a testament to the culture within our high-performing education system and the work of our 5,300 employees.”
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.


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