Clear Creek ISD named interim Superintendent Karen Engle as the lone superintendent finalist for the district at its regular Nov. 14 meeting.

The board named Engle the interim superintendent, following former Superintendent Eric Williams’ leave of absence and announcement of voluntary retirement July 12.

“Since July 12, there has been a breath of fresh air in our district,” Board Secretary Jonathan Cottrell said.

Williams’ retirement will be effective Jan. 31, 2023.

Engle’s career in the district spans over 20 years, during which time she has served as an assistant principal, an elementary and high school principal, and the assistant superintendent of secondary education until she retired in December 2021.

“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," Board President Jay Cunningham said.

Engle spent her early academic life, from elementary to high school, attending CCISD schools.

“This is my home. I have come to cherish the shining star that represents our people, purpose and our promise,” interim Superintendent Karen Engle said. “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.”