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Trojan Staff Spotlight - Dr. Beth Klammer
Welcome to our new feature Trojan Spotlight!
COCISD is proud to introduce our new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Elizabeth Klammer. Dr. Klammer brings a wealth of experience in education, curriculum, and leadership to our district and we are excited to welcome her to Trojan Nation!
"This year will be my 25th year in Texas public education, and I couldn't be more excited to be at Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD!" said Dr. Klammer
"I was born and raised in southwest Houston and attended Bellaire and Westbury High Schools. After graduating from Sam Houston, I began my career as a 6th-grade teacher in Aldine ISD, then moved to my husband's hometown, Montgomery, Texas, where I taught and served as an instructional coach, school administrator, and director of curriculum and instruction for 16 years.
"School improvement and innovation became my passion, and I served in Navasota as PK-12 Coordinator of RLA, SS, and Federal Funds and then joined Region 6 as a School Improvement Lead and Coordinator of Instructional Services.
"After a little over a year at the ESC, I was ready to get back to a district and work with campus administrators, teachers, and students. I joined Shepherd ISD in November of 2021 as the Director of Secondary and Interim High School Principal.
"I came aboard COCISD in June, and I have enjoyed everyone I have met and interacted with thus far. COCISD has wonderful people from the merchants downtown to the school board members who volunteer their time to guide the school district with the voices of the community. I feel so fortunate to be here and to work with an instructional-minded Superintendent like Dr. Taulton.
"Dr. Taulton, my predecessor, Dr. Smith, and the phenomenal campus administrative teams have begun the work of instructional excellence and providing ALL of our students with the tools they need to achieve their goals in life. Whether students leave COCISD to pursue a path in the military, further academics in college or a trade school, or proceed straight into the workforce, my goal will always be to help students meet or exceed their goals and provide opportunities for them to do just that.
"Our teachers are here to ensure that our students thrive, and I could not be more thrilled and honored to be here to support them in their classrooms--where the most important work is accomplished.
"Thank you, COCISD, for giving me the opportunity and honor of being a part of your COCISD family and community. Here's to an amazing 2022-2023 school year and beyond!"