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Principal's Message

Elise Catanese, Principal



Phone: 503-492-6700


Ms. Elise Catanese

Hello Clear Creek Families and Community,

Welcome to Clear Creek Middle School. As the principal of our middle school, it is my personal leadership mission to create a school environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, is welcome, and above all, feels safe. I believe that every student, staff member, and parent/family should feel valued and respected within our school community.

In addition to fostering a welcoming and safe environment, I am committed to promoting equity, engagement, and inclusion throughout our school. Equity will be at the forefront of our work. We are dedicated to ensuring that every student has equitable access to opportunities, resources, and support, regardless of their background or circumstances. This means ensuring that each and every student has access to high-quality education that will help them reach their full potential. Engagement is about creating dynamic and interactive learning experiences that ignite students' curiosity and passion for learning. And inclusion means embracing diversity, celebrating differences, and ensuring that every voice is heard and valued.

I recognize that achieving equity, engagement, and inclusion requires a collective effort. We view our parents/guardians and our community members as valued partners on this educational journey. Your involvement is not just encouraged; it's essential. Together, we can create a learning ecosystem that supports our students, fostering a seamless connection between school and home.

By adopting a school culture that embodies these principles, I am confident that we can create an environment where every student thrives academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we will celebrate the successes and honor the diversity that exists within our community.


Elise Catanese

Principal, Clear Creek Middle School


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