Deegear will continue as principal of Cypress Grove through the remainder of the school year. A new Cypress Grove principal will be named before the summer break.
Intermediate School No. 3 is scheduled to open in August 2017.
“Kellie has shown tremendous leadership abilities in her three years as a principal in CSISD,” Ealy said. “She is organized, is a community-builder, and has all the necessary skills to effectively open a new campus.”
Before her three-year term at Cypress Grove, Deegear was the principal at Kemp Elementary in Bryan ISD for 11 years. Prior to that, she served as Kemp’s reading and professional development specialist for two years, and spent six years as an elementary teacher in Northeast ISD in San Antonio.
Deegear earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Stephen F. Austin State and her master’s degree in education from Trinity University in San Antonio.