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About Us

Cleveland ISD Operations Department encompasses the following ancillary services: Transportation, Nutrition, Custodial & Grounds, Safety Compliance, and Health Services. The values that define us are:

· Customer Service with pride

· Honor & Integrity in the work we produce

· Our work is a reflection of who we are

· Commitment to district enhancement and success


Cleveland ISD Operations will effectively provide services to all faculty, staff, and students that will support their pursuit of success in academics, community, and education.

Executive Director of Ancillary Operations

Stephen W. McCanless

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Mr. McCanless has been in education for 26 years with 16 in administrative leadership roles.  Having served as a Teacher, Department Chair, Elementary Assistant Principal, Junior High and High School Principal, Coordinator, Director and now Executive Director.  During his tenure in education leadership he received Teacher of the Year twice, Principal of the Year twice, a member of the Texas Turn Around Schools initiative, on the design team and opened two new campuses, and as Campus Principal, for the first time in Cleveland ISD history, received the College Board AP Honor Roll Award for Cleveland ISD and Cleveland High School for the outstanding accomplishments in increasing student participation and performance in advanced and AP courses. Mr. McCanless has presented at the National SERA conference on Equity Audits and is a member of TASA, AVID, NCSARA, and Advise Texas. Mr. McCanless holds his ELAR Teaching certificate, Principal certificate, and Superintendent Certificate.

Director of Transportation

Cody Cox

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Mr. Cox has worked in education for 14 years, with all of that time in Transportation. Cody’s numerous roles in Transportation include; Driver, Router, Dispatcher, Coordinator, Assistant Director and Director. He has supervised construction, custodial, grounds, IPM and Maintenance. Mr. Cox is a certified pupil transportation official within the state of Texas and is a certified school bus driver trainer from Texas A&M University.

Director of Nutrition Services

Lacy Willey

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Ms. Willey is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been in food service for over 16 years. First as a Clinical Nutrition Manager in the hospital setting, then she transitioned to school food in 2012 as Menu Planner and Supervisor for Dickinson ISD. Lacy is a nationally certified Specialist in School Nutrition and while at Dickinson, implemented the Farm Fresh Program and was recognized as "Best of the Bunch" for 5 years in a row. In addition, she achieved the Gold Award of Distinction for Healthier US Schools recognition for the district. Ms. Willey is a champion for wellness and helped steer the district wellness policy to one of the strongest in the state. Lacy is currently serving her fourth year as the Education Chair for the Texas Association for School Nutrition. Ms. Willey is a Texas State Alum and received her graduate degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.  She has a heart for service and feeding future Texans. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and volunteering on a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committee.

Coordinator of Health & Safety

Tim Hoey

Tim Hoey

Mr. Hoey has 27 years of experience in education. He taught for 7 years in Galena Park ISD before moving on to Dayton ISD. While in Dayton ISD, Tim served as Assistant Principal and Principal of various campuses, with one campus earning Exemplary rating by TEA under his supervision. In the summer of 2009, Tim moved to Cleveland ISD as the Principal of Eastside Elementary School. During his 3 plus years as Principal at Eastside, the campus received Gold Performance acknowledgments from TEA for improvement in Reading and Math. In the fall of 2012 Mr. Hoey was promoted to Coordinator of Health & Safety for CISD and remains in that position today. Mr. Hoey is responsible for the SHAC, textbooks, class link, Vector on-line training, civil rights report, and other administrative processes in the ancillary services area.

Coordinator of Custodial & Grounds

Stacy Pierson

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S.B. (Stacy) Pierson has numerous years in education. The first 14 years of his career were spent as a classroom teacher and coach, then promoted to Head Football Coach in 2013. The second half of his career was spent in educational leadership mostly with a focus in school operations. His various roles have included junior level campus administrator, district level junior leadership to district executive level leadership with his most recent position as the Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Operations in the Wharton Independent School District. He has 2 successful bond referendum passages under his leadership that led to the construction/renovation of numerous facilities. Mr. Pierson is a graduate of  Angelo State University with a degree in education, and The University of Texas @ Arlington with a graduate degree in Educational Leadership and policy studies and currently holds a Superintendent Certificate.

Supervisor of Custodial Services

Priscilla Chorman

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Ms. Chorman has been with the Cleveland ISD for 11 years. She began her career as a campus custodian and quickly promoted to Campus Lead Custodian at Eastside Elementary. In 2019, Ms. Chorman was promoted to District Custodial Supervisor where she works daily to support her fellow custodians and share her wealth of knowledge in custodial operations. Ms. Chorman is currently attending Lonestar College to obtain a Business Management Degree. Prior to working in Cleveland ISD, Ms. Chorman was a local business owner and President of Cleveland Window Cleaning.

Supervisor of Child Nutrition

Susie Little

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Ms. Little is in her 3rd year with Cleveland ISD.  Prior to working for Cleveland, she spent 16 years at Splendora ISD. In 2003 she began her journey in the school cafeteria setting in order to have a work/life balance with her two young sons.  After working in the cafeteria, she was promoted to Assistant Manager at Splendora Junior High and within 1 year was promoted again to Manager. While in Splendora ISD Susie received Employee of the Year two times. Recently, for SY 2020-2021, she was named Nutrition Employee of the Year for Cleveland ISD.  Susie is a 2021 recipient of the TASN (Texas Association of School Nutrition) Administrative Academy scholarship which is assisting her to further her knowledge and skills of the administrative content of our complex school nutrition rules and regulations. Ms. Little’s goal is to be a school nutrition leader and grow each employee to be the best in school food service!