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PTISD Superintendent 

Steve Clugston
Steve Clugston
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 903-295-5000 x 1701

Dear Pine Tree Community:

Welcome to a new school year at Pine Tree ISD!  Here at Pine Tree we are committed to providing a quality experience to every student.  We are very fortunate to be blessed with great students, quality staff members and a very supportive community.

Our students are served by eight campuses and just over 650 employees with an enrollment of 4,700 students. Pine Tree has a long history of excellence in both academics and extra-curricular competitions. From the band and football team to the cheerleaders and drill team, our organizations take great pride in competing at the top of their game

Academically, this will be the first year of the district’s East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy, which is a joint venture with neighboring districts. We have multiple advanced placement and dual credit classes available for our students, and we are working to expand our internship program to a broader spectrum of students.

This will be my first year serving with the district. Prior to coming to Pine Tree, I served as a superintendent for 12 years and as an East Texas principal prior to central office. During my tenure in East Texas, I heard the numerous stories about the quality of education that existed in Pine Tree ISD and their never ending efforts to be the best. As the new superintendent in Pine Tree ISD, I can assure you that my goal is to continue this pursuit and further increase our reputation as one of the best schools in Texas!

To the Pine Tree parents, thank you for choosing to be a part of our team. To our community members, thank you for your continued support. To our students, we encourage you to give your very best in every facet of life. I look forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!  GO PIRATES!


Steve Clugston                                                                                                                            Superintendent of Schools
Pine Tree ISD                                                                                             




Steve Clugston was named Superintendent of Schools for Pine Tree ISD on May 17, 2018.  With more than 27 years of experience in public education, Mr. Clugston started his career as a high school Physical Science/Biology teacher in the Crandall Independent School District.  His teaching experience includes high school, middle school and elementary Science and Physical Education.  
His administrative experiences includes Principalships at Simms ISD, Beckville ISD and Diboll ISD. 

He has served as an Assistant Superintendent at Needville ISD and Superintendent at Riesel ISD and Callisburg ISD. Mr. Clugston earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at Stephen F. Austin University and earned his Superintendent certification in 2000.  

Mr. Clugston has been married to his wife Amy for 26 years and they have four children:  Callie and son-in-law Taylor, Macie, Hollie and Nevaeh.  

The Pine Tree family champions the relentless pursuit of excellence through a compassionate and safe learning environment empowering all students to develop their unique passions and to make a positive impact in a global society.

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