Welcome to CCE

  • Welcome to Clear Creek Elementary! My name is Kirk Ryan and I am excited to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Clear Creek Elementary. I am honored to have been selected to join the Clear Creek Amana School District, which is known for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children.  

    My love of teaching and serving others started when I was a child growing up in Des Moines. I come from a long line of educators and grew up learning how to serve and help others. As a result, I pursued a degree in elementary education from the University of Iowa, and later graduated from Drake University with a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  Over the last 10 years, I was a part of the Lucas Elementary community in Iowa City where I taught many different grade levels (3, 4, 5, & 5/6), I was a reading interventionist, and just finished as the interim principal. I currently live in Iowa City with my wife, Katie, and two children, Henry and Julia. 

    The success of CCE is built on a foundation of safety and support, high expectations, cooperation, and family involvement. Every day, our dedicated teachers and staff nurture a culture of kindness, risk-taking, and empathy. Through this positive culture, we provide a safe, supportive, and challenging learning environment allowing students to achieve greatness in all areas. We do this by providing your children with up-to-date, research-based curriculum, opportunities to practice and learn, and continuous communication with you as parents. 

    If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me via email at kirkryan@ccaschools.org.

    I look forward to serving you and your children, and I hope the day has a good you!

    Mr. Kirk Ryan
    PK-5 Principal

  • Mr. Kirk Ryan
    Principal
    kirkryan@ccaschools.org
    (319) 828-4505