Reception held to welcome Cleveland ISD superintendent

Aaron Weddington (left), manager of the Walmart store in Cleveland, introduces himself to Cleveland ISD Superintendent Chris Trotter (right) while Cleveland Chamber CEO Jim Carson looks on. The two met at a May 30 meet-and-greet sponsored by the chamber and the City of Cleveland for Trotter, who joined Cleveland ISD in May.

It’s been a whirlwind month for Cleveland ISD Superintendent Chris Trotter, who joined the district on May 2 to replace retiring superintendent, Dr. Darrell Myers.

Already he has helped the district weather a storm that forced dozens of students to remain overnight at schools when roads became too treacherous to get them home safely. He has also experienced campus lockdowns due to law enforcement situations and is dealing with never-ending construction projects that are the result of unprecedented growth in the district.

Getting to know people in the community is just another challenge of his new job. To help him along, the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cleveland on May 30 hosted a meet-and-greet event for Trotter and his wife, Rachel.

The meet-and-greet was sponsored by eight local businesses who donated food items for the 75-100 people who turned out to introduce themselves to the Trotters during the two-hour event.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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