A familiar face is coming back to work for Cleburne ISD.
Grandview ISD Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rhone was approved by the Cleburne ISD board of trustees as its new curriculum and instruction assistant superintendent during Monday night’s meeting. She is filling the vacancy left by Andrea Hensley, who’s now the CISD human resources assistant superintendent.
Rhone was in her previous position with GVISD since 2011, preceded by seven years as the principal of Grandview Elementary School. She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1988 and began her teaching career in 1993 as a fifth-grade teacher at Cooke Elementary School and then at Irving Elementary School as a reading recovery teacher. She was named campus Teacher of the Year in 1998 and 2002.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University, a Master of Education degree from Texas Woman’s University and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership degree from Tarleton.
“We are so excited for Dr. Rhone to be joining the Cleburne ISD family,” CISD Superintendent Kyle Heath said. “She has been part of the Cleburne community from childhood to her years as a teacher in our district. We are thrilled to have her back home serving the students and teachers of our community.”
Rhone said she’s happy to come back to her roots in Cleburne.
“Education and children are my passion in life,” she said. “I can’t wait to start this new adventure and return to my roots.”
In other news, Balfour Beatty Construction Co. Senior Project Manager Jeremy Blevins gave trustees an update on construction progress of thew Career & Technical Education Center at the old CHS campus.
In the arts/audio visual and foreign language areas, they will soon complete the city inspections. In the blackbox theater, they will complete the drywall installation and painting. In the performing arts center, they will continue to install the structural steel.