Posted on July 14, 2022

Texas Superintendent Who Implemented CRT Resigns Amid Prolonged Parent Pushback

Chrissy Clark, Daily Caller, July 13, 2022

A Houston-area superintendent who implemented critical race theory-inspired strategies in two school districts resigned on Monday, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle.

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Superintendent Eric Williams is taking a school board-approved leave of absence from July 12-31 to help care for an ill family member in Virginia, the Houston Chronicle reported. Williams will return to work as superintendent emeritus on Aug. 1 and his permanent retirement goes into effect on Jan. 31, 2023, six months earlier than expected.


Williams joined CCISD in January 2021 after working in Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia for more than six years, according to a local news report. Williams received a litany of push-back from both CCISD and Loudoun County parents after leaked emails showed the superintendent admitting the district teaches the principles of critical race theory.

Leaked emails obtained by the Daily Caller show William admitting that some of Loudoun County’s plans “align with the ideology of CRT.”


CCISD parents told the Daily Caller that they never wanted Williams as their superintendent. Mother Kari Larson said she believes Williams was brought in to promote the district’s “social justice” agenda. {snip}