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Superintendent of Schools


Mr. Chris Trotter is a fifth-generation educator with roots in Liberty County from the time he was a middle school student. He started kindergarten in Dayton ISD and his father, Raymond Trotter, was superintendent of Hardin ISD for a number of years before the family moved to Winnsboro.


His post-secondary education began at Navarro Junior College where he earned an associate degree while also playing college baseball. He completed his undergraduate degree and math certification at Texas A & M University.


Trotter’s first post in education took him to North Richland Middle School in Birdville ISD where he taught math and coached. Subsequent teaching and administrative positions were for R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, L.D. Bell High School in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Denison High School in Denison ISD, Creekview High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Smithson Valley High School in San Antonio ISD.


With each new position in his 28-year career, he worked his way into administrative positions. After working with Tomball ISD, he has had an opportunity to be involved in a fast-growing school district that has faced some of the challenges that Cleveland ISD now faces. He says he is looking forward to leading Cleveland ISD and returning to Liberty County.


His wife, Rachel, is the daughter of Coach Jerry Brim, who was a coach at Hardin ISD many years ago. The Trotters have two children – Ian, 19, and Kaylee, 21, a junior at Texas A & M University.