Steve Clugston was named Superintendent of Schools for Pine Tree ISD on May 17, 2018.  With more than 33 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 33 years and they have four children:  Callie and son-in-law Taylor, Macie and son-in-law Bubba, Hollie and son-in-law Joe and Nevaeh.  They have four grandsons with one on the way.

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 700 employees with an enrollment of 4,650 students. Pine Tree has a long history of excellence in both academics and extracurricular 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.

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 2023-2024 school year!  GO PIRATES!


Steve Clugston
Superintendent of Schools
Pine Tree ISD     

Steve Clugston

Steve Clugston

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Teresa Rau

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
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