Office of the Superintendent


Dear Italy ISD Families,

Italy I.S.D. would like to introduce the new full-time interim superintendent, Mr. Don Clingenpeel. Many in the community already know Mr. Clingenpeel, who has been a resident of Italy for over thirty years and is a previous district employee. From 1991 to 2006, Mr. Clingenpeel worked at Italy High School as a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, and principal. Coach Clingenpeel’s crowning achievement during his fifteen-year stint in Italy was as head coach of the 1997 state-champion boys’ basketball team. From 2006 to his retirement in 2018, Mr. Clingenpeel served as the superintendent of Milford I.S.D.

Mr. Clingenpeel’s first official day was June 8. Dr. Michelle Schwind will serve as the transition assistant to Mr. Clingenpeel until the end of August. You may call or email Mrs. Dearing at ddearing@italyisd.org or 972-483-1815 to schedule an appointment. 

You may contact me at 972-483-1815 or dclingenpeel@italyisd.org

Danette Dearing Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent