Welcome to CCE

  • Welcome to Clear Creek Elementary!

    My name is Kirk Ryan and I am excited to introduce myself to you as the principal of Clear Creek Elementary (CCE). My love of teaching and serving others started when I was a child growing up in Des Moines. I come from a long line of educators and grew up learning how to serve and help others. As a result, I pursued a degree in elementary education from the University of Iowa, and later graduated from Drake University with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Throughout my education career I taught many different grade levels (3, 4, 5, & 5/6), was a reading interventionist, and have also been a new teacher mentor. I currently live in Iowa City with my wife, Katie, and two children, Henry and Julia. 

    The success of CCE is built on a foundation of safety and support, high expectations, cooperation, and family involvement. Every day, our dedicated teachers and staff nurture a culture of kindness, risk-taking, and empathy. Through this positive culture, we provide a safe, supportive, and challenging learning environment allowing students to achieve greatness in all areas. We do this by providing your children with up-to-date, research-based curriculum, opportunities to practice and learn, and continuous communication with you as parents. 

    If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me via email at kirkryan@ccaschools.org.

    I look forward to serving you and your children, and I hope the day has a good you!

    Mr. Kirk Ryan
    PK-5 Principal