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Bastrop ISD Selects New Leadership for
Cedar Creek Intermediate School
(Bastrop) – Bastrop ISD announces Krystal Gabriel as the new Principal of Cedar Creek Intermediate School effective July 1.
“My experience has been at the high school level, and I’ve been privileged to see the end result and the amazing students who have come through our schools in Bastrop ISD,” said Gabriel. “I’m so excited to now be part of their education at an earlier age and to continue serving the district and our community as the leader of Cedar Creek Intermediate.”
Since 2015, Gabriel has served as the Associate Principal of Cedar Creek High School, directing Professional Learning Communities for faculty, overseeing programs for at-risk students, and leading advanced academics programs including Advanced Placement and dual credit. She was also responsible for overseeing the counseling department and the Eagle athletic department.
Prior to moving into administration, Gabriel served as lead counselor at Cedar Creek High School from 2013 to 2015 and as a teacher and coach from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining the BISD family, she spent one year in Jacksboro ISD as a teacher and coach and three years in Lexington ISD, where she began her education career coaching and teaching regular-level and Advanced Placement government and economics.
“We value the wonderful contributions Krystal has made in her time at Cedar Creek High School,” said Steve Murray, Superintendent. “We’ve watched her grow and have witnessed firsthand the commitment she has to students and teachers. I have every confidence she will continue to serve our students and families extremely well as she takes on the challenge of leading CCIS. I know she looks forward to working with the tremendous and dedicated staff at that campus.”
A Texas native, Gabriel earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2006 from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Angelo State University. She and her husband Nick have one daughter who will enter kindergarten at Bluebonnet Elementary this fall.
When asked about her summer plans, Gabriel said “I am eager to get started on this new adventure and to get to know the CCIS faculty. I know the staff will work hard, and together we will do what’s right for all students so that we can nurture their early adolescence and build future leaders.”
Cedar Creek Intermediate serves approximately 870 students in grades 5 and 6 in the western portion of the district. Enrollment is expected to top 950 students at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Bastrop ISD is located 30 miles southeast of Austin and serves approximately 10,600 students from the communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Red Rock, Rockne, Paige and other rural areas of Bastrop County.