The Clear Creek Amana Welcomes Dr. Corey Seymour

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    February 21, 2022

    The Clear Creek Amana Community School Board named Corey Seymour as the next superintendent starting July 1, 2022. 

    Dr. Corey Seymour is currently the Executive Director of Leadership of Ector County Independent School District in Texas.

    Dr. Corey Seymour has built a distinguished career in education following his graduation from Rice University, where he was selected as a member of the AFCA Good Works Team and the Hitachi Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship recipient.  He later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University and a Doctorate from Walden University in Organizational Psychology. He began his career in education with the Houston Independent School District, serving as an English teacher and athletic coach.  He later became a K-8 administrator, earning Assistant Principal of the Year and Principal of the Year honors.  

    Dr. Seymour took those experiences and accolades with him to Cedar Hill Independent School District, where he served as a high school principal and leader of secondary schools.  He later accepted the superintendent position for Santa Gertrudis Independent School District.  During his tenure, student participation in Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses increased. The district also relished a 100% graduation rate, which included district historic highs in college scholarships and state recognition. He broadened his career as an Area Assistant Superintendent (Area Senior Director) for Portland Public Schools and as the Executive Director of Leadership for Ector County Independent School District: where he oversaw and supported numerous schools.  His career in education reflects a continued focus on improving equity and cultural proficiency, college and career readiness, developing school leaders, and closing the achievement gap.

    Clear Creek Amana School Board President Kara Prickett stated, “Dr. Seymour has a 29-year career in education and leadership development. His most recent roles of Executive Director of Leadership, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent uniquely position him for the CCACSD.  He is a charismatic leader that brings a passion for student success and betterment at all levels.  We look forward to the impact he will have on our school district and community.”  

    Why Clear Creek Amana:  

    Dr. Seymour stated, “There is no better place to set sail into a new era of education and emerging academic trends, while inspiring universal leaders and embracing the needs of the community.”

    The District retained the services of Ray and Associates, Inc. located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to assist them in the search for a new Superintendent after Tim Kuehl announced he was leaving the district in May, 2021. Joseph E. Brown Sr. serves as the District’s Interim Superintendent.


    The Public Meetings have closed:

    The community, parents and students are invited to meet the finalists at 5:30 pm on the January 25, January 26 & January 31 at the High School Performing Arts Center.
    The public was encouraged to submit any questions to a link prior to the public meetings. The search firm, Ray & Associates moderated the meeting and questions.

  • 2021-2022 Superintendent Search

    The Clear Creek Amana School Board has contracted with Ray and Associates, an Executive Leadership search firm, to assist with the search for the next superintendent of Clear Creek Amana Community Schools. The Board wants you to be informed of the process that will be followed and the opportunities stakeholders will have to offer input to assist in making the best selection possible. 

    In June 2021, the CCA School Board postponed the Superintendent search process due to the timing of the year for applicants. The Board hired an Interim Superintendent and elected to resume the search in the Fall of 2021. The search firm, Ray and Associates, is collecting feedback on what qualities are wanted or not wanted for the next CCA Superintendent. Input will be collected from members of the community, employees and students.

    November 21, 2021: Deadline for Superintendent Search Survey

    Click the link to complete the quick 3 question survey: survey has closed.

    All district stakeholders are invited to provide input to assist in the superintendent search through the Qualities Desired in a Superintendent Survey. The purpose of the input is to determine the top 10 characteristics or skills you believe are important in a superintendent and to provide prospective candidates with information you would like them to know about Clear Creek Amana Community School District and our community. Your participation in this process is important! Click the link to complete the survey. The survey closes Friday, November 21, 2021.

    November 16 & 17, 2021: Community Town Halls

    Community Town Halls will be in the High School Performing Arts Center. All the community is welcome to give input for the superintendent search.

    • November 16th at 9:15 - 10:15 am
    • November 17th at 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

    Ray and Associates is inviting you to scheduled Zoom meetings.

    October 20, 2021: CCA School Board Meets with Ray and Associates to discuss the Schedule for new Superintendent Search

    July 21, 2021: School Board Appoints Joseph E. Brown, Sr as the Interim Superintendent Effective August 1.  

    June 22, 2021: Clear Creek Amana School Board Moves to Appoint an Interim Superintendent

    The Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCA) will appoint an interim superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year.  At the June 21 special meeting, CCA’s contracted search firm, Ray & Associates, presented superintendent applicants to the school board. However, after an in depth review of the process and given the timing of the year, the board elected to postpone the search until fall of 2021. The school board will meet June 30 to review outside interim candidates.

    May 12 - May 28, 2021: Superintendent Search Survey

    All district stakeholders are invited to provide input to assist in the superintendent search through the Qualities Desired in a Superintendent Survey. The purpose of the input is to determine the top 10 characteristics or skills you believe are important in a superintendent and to provide prospective candidates with information you would like them to know about Clear Creek Amana Community School District and our community. Your participation in this process is important! Click the button to complete the survey. The survey closes Friday, May 28

    May 19 - May 20, 2021: Meetings with Groups

    A total of 9 group meetings will be conducted. They are designed to be inclusive of all district voices, representing our diverse demographics, all school age levels and programs, students, community, employees and community. Persons selected to participate in a group will receive an email invitation on May 17. Participants for employee, community and student focus groups were selected from the sign-up lists. Accommodations were made so everyone that signed up was able to give input for consideration.

    A link was shared with all parent/guardians giving the community the opportunity to be considered to participate by an in-person or a virtual discussion moderated by Ray & Associates on May 19/20.


    Interested candidates may apply online at
    www.rayassoc.com

    Ray and Associates, Inc

    Molly Schwarzhoff, Vice President
    Ph: 319-393-3115
    Email: Molly@rayassoc.com 

    Application Deadline is December 29, 2021
    Please do not contact the Board or District directly.

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    Timeline

    December 29, Deadline for application materials
    January, 2022, Review applicants and interview

    Search Firm

    Ray and Associates

Superintendent Search Flyer

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