CISD board names new intermediate school


Conroe ISD’s new intermediate school was officially named during the Sept. 19 school board meeting after former educator Katherine Johnson Clark. The new school in the Oak Ridge High School feeder zone is set to open in August 2018.

Clark, who retired from CISD after a 26-year career, still serves the district as a part-time substitute teacher.
Two other names included in the board’s discussion were Herbert Lamp, a former educator and Conroe High School graduate, and Annette Gordon-Reed, a Pulitzer Prize winner and Conroe High School graduate.
“Here’s the good news: We have three schools to name in the next couple of years,” CISD Superintendent Don Stockton said.

In addition to Clark Intermediate School, two schools are set to open in the Conroe High School feeder zone in the next few years, Stockton said.

Board President Melanie Bush encouraged those who nominated Lamp and Gordon-Reed to nominate them again when other new schools will be named in the Conroe High School feeder zone.

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Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.
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