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New principals selected for Creekside and Cullen Place Elementary schools

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-18 16:08:29-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — As the Corpus Christi Independent School District is finalizing preparations for its two newest elementary schools, the district has named the first leaders for both, according to a release.

The CCISD has selected Steve Barrera and Christa Rasche as the principles for Cullen Place and Creekside Elementary schools, respectively.

The two newest schools at the CCISD are being built thanks to the CCISD 2020 School Bond.

Barrera, who is the current principal at Montclair Elementary, will serve as the principal for Cullen Place Elementary. The new school will be taking in students from Meadowbrook, Montclair and Woodlawn Elementary schools.

Barrera has been a CCISD principal since 2006 and an educator since 1995. He has a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a masters in educational administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“The committee appreciated Mr. Barrera’s steady leadership and ties to the community,” Superintendent Roland Hernandez stated in the release. “We look forward to his guidance as Cullen Place honors the area’s history while forging new traditions.”

Rasche, the principal at Woodlawn Elementary, will act as principal at Creekside Elementary. The school will be located at Yorktown Boulevard.

Rasche has a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of Maine, and a master’s in educational administration from TAMU-CC

She has also served with Education Service Center, Region 2.

“Mrs. Rasche is a dynamic administrator who led Woodlawn to a Texas Education Agency ‘A’ rating,” Hernandez said . “We know she will bring the same passion for excellence in establishing Creekside.”

The bond also funded a new Gibson Elementary School campus, which will continue to be led by Principal Julissa Segovia.

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